Just speculating but Pulte wanted a rather large chunk of the $100 mil in blight funds.
It would look kinda odd that this private company that recently acquired lots of properties then received taxpayer funds to clean then up so they could profit in the future.
That's not to say that they would actually prioritize their investments over other more pressing common good needs,but it has happened in the past.
The sole existence of a corporation is to make money for its shareholders, bottom line a couple of million was invested for the chance of obtaining millions more.
The 100 mil that was going for blight is now being diverted towards settling the other thing.So blight monetary incentives are gone.
The mayor believes in repopulating neighborhoods with families and not destroying what fabric is left to build on by mass clearing for tree farms etc.
Conflict would be the above and the biggest problem of everybody running around in their own little fiefdoms,the city needs to take control and organize it so everybody is on the same page and have the same interests and goals.
The mayor is saying the buck stops there and as he is accountable to the residents I doubt he is going to leave any wiggle room on not being in control.
Look at how the scrapping bill played out.
First the the young lady by herself fighting in Lansing.
Then 4 month's later the Crime Commission.
Then after election the Mayor.
No organization or group effort = disaster.
Now get a combined effort that says "Hey we have 542,000 voters here in Detroit that want some action" then you get results.
The city could easily become the largest and most powerful vote block in the state and that scares some.
Inspired by the banner images on this message board, I thought it'd be fun if we created a collection of pictures of the true Detroit. Y'know, the not glamorous skyline, parks, or inspired street art, but the Detroit we drive through day in and day out as we go about our small, insignificant lives. Numb to our daily environment, the world around too often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Let's take a second to recognize the world around us.
Detroit just corrected a mistake, Wanye county gets their chance next year (the state too but that's for another day).
Starting with the knowns.
The incumbent. Under investigation but not charged with anything. The image of alot of dirt around him, but perception is not in fact the truth. Hasn't announced reelection but he hasn't resigned in the face of so many ugly incidents over the last year either.
The new Mayor has been blasting him pretty hard in his campaign, I don't think he can expect his support.
Appearantly his donations have dried up significantly. The public might be just as cold.
AFAIK the only candidate to come out and explicitly state he intends to run for the job. Mayor of Westland. I know nothing about him, good or bad.
-Not much info on him.
+An unknown who might coast on the "none-of-the-above" factor for the incumbent.
Suggested/joked he would run for executive. I don't know what the fuck kind of dope he's smoking but...
One term Mayor of Detroit. Terrible at it. Could not have been more incompetent if he tried.
+Media and suburban citizens have the idea he was a dignified, frustrated leader.
-He is not good at forging connections or coalitions. He is not a leader of men. He doesn't have a blinding talent of skillset.
-$But will Wayne county outside of Detroit vote for a black man for head honcho?*
* (I think there's a chance, but if Detroit can constantly be asked that presumptuous question so can the suburbs).
I'd like to know if I've missed anything so far, especially with the more prominent chains like Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, etc., and the chains that had a lot of early closures like Rax, A&W, Arthur Treacher's, Hardee's, Jack in the Box, etc. Also sit-down chains like Big Boy.
I'm also looking for confirmation that the St. Clair Shores Tim Hortons was once Hardee's. I know it was a Burger Chef at one point, so I'd assume it was also a Hardee's if it became a Tim Hortons.
Also, some of the mall-based locations would be good to know. For instance, I know that Fairlane Town Center once had an Arby's, and it seems it once had a Ponderosa for a short time, but I don't know where exactly either one was.
Just anything else that needs to be added would be good.