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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:29:09 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ <![CDATA[So what 'is' Detroit's Future?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18285-So-what-is-Detroit-s-Future&goto=newpost Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:16:10 GMT
What's your opinion of the future? Say the next five years or so. Will we really come back from the brink? What's it gonna take?
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Police chase today I-75. Wednesday 4-16-14 1pm??? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18284-Police-chase-today-I-75-Wednesday-4-16-14-1pm&goto=newpost Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:52:12 GMT A friend was driving South on 75 today and witnessed about 40 Staties, DPD as well as unmarked po lice chasing a dark colored SUV heading North...
A friend was driving South on 75 today and witnessed about 40 Staties, DPD as well as unmarked po lice chasing a dark colored SUV heading North between 94 and the Davidson. We cant find any news and am curious what would deserve the attention of that many cops. Has anyone heard of this?
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Post beautiful pictures of real, everday Detroit! http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18283-Post-beautiful-pictures-of-real-everday-Detroit!&goto=newpost Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:56:19 GMT
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.

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I figure that oughta get y'all started.
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Potential that state may try to pull in exchange for shoring up pensions? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18282-Potential-that-state-may-try-to-pull-in-exchange-for-shoring-up-pensions&goto=newpost Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:03:21 GMT I knew the other shoe was going to drop eventually. An interesting article in itself, I loved this little nugget buried towards the end. ...
I knew the other shoe was going to drop eventually.

An interesting article in itself, I loved this little nugget buried towards the end.

Quote:

...even if Snyder gets the support he needs, the Hits feels safe to assume it would come with some unpleasant dealmaking happening behind the scenes, especially with another likely contentious lame-duck session this winter.

(There’s plenty of piss-poor proposals we’ve heard Republicans are itching to pass too: there’s a plan that would change the state’s electoral vote allocation in presidential elections from a winner-take-all system to votes by congressional districts, and a bill to allow communities to opt-out of the Regional Transit Authority one pol said he’d use as a “political chip” for approving the $350 million pledge for Detroit’s bankruptcy.)
http://metrotimes.com/news/news-hits...-now-1.1668772

Jesus.

Detroit pops it's head out of it's ass and Lansing continues to dig deeper.

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What if Detroit Neighborhoods (or block clubs) issue residency requirements. http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18281-What-if-Detroit-Neighborhoods-(or-block-clubs)-issue-residency-requirements&goto=newpost Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:32:59 GMT Today most Detroit neighborhoods are turn into instant ghetto hoods. There are thousand of vacant and abandon homes and buildings block by block....
Today most Detroit neighborhoods are turn into instant ghetto hoods. There are thousand of vacant and abandon homes and buildings block by block. This is due to slumlords rent homes to welfare and food stamp folks, restrictive covenants or another race other your own, other street crimes and failure investments.

What if Detroit neighborhoods or block clubs issue residence requirements to people who are about to move into that area.

For example: A neighbor just move into 16885 Ardmore St. in Detroit's Northwest Side. This resident has pass a resident requirement list. It has a steady job, that makes over 25,000 a year and good credit. Landlords will have to the same.

Will these residency requirements help maintain property values in excellent condition in Detroit neighborhoods or will it keep out other folks ( like the poor and gov't supportive welfare and food stamp eaters. )

Any thoughts?
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Economic benefits of new light rail systems http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18280-Economic-benefits-of-new-light-rail-systems&goto=newpost Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:49:47 GMT This essay suggests that the new light rail system in the District may stimulate economic activity in a once dormant neighborhood. ...
This essay suggests that the new light rail system in the District may stimulate economic activity in a once dormant neighborhood.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/bu...cars.html?_r=0
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Looking at the pension deal http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18279-Looking-at-the-pension-deal&goto=newpost Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:48:33 GMT
From what I've been able to piece together from various news sources, I have some questions about what the city is presenting:

Are they really re-allocating $100 million in grant money from the US government for blight removal to fund pensions? How exactly does that not run afoul of the law?

Did the City's required contributions to the fund change, or, in great political fashion, did the City simply allow the funds to increase their expected rate of return, in order to reduce cuts today (meaning that if the return targets are not met, cuts will be reduced further in later years)?

Did the City's contribution to health care go up or down? When GM and Chrysler set up VEBAs, they funded them with large (billions) stock contributions? With what are these healthcare VEBAs being funded?

If anyone can point me to the actual term sheet or press release on the deal to enlighten me, I'd appreciate it.
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Norfolk Southern Railroad Steam Excursions http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18278-Norfolk-Southern-Railroad-Steam-Excursions&goto=newpost Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:09:12 GMT Anyone going? July 12th and 13th Detroit to Ft.Wayne, Indiana. Theres also a July 5th and 6th trip to Toledo for employees only. Wish I could get on...
Anyone going? July 12th and 13th Detroit to Ft.Wayne, Indiana. Theres also a July 5th and 6th trip to Toledo for employees only. Wish I could get on the Toledo trip. The trip to Ft. Wayne is a bit pricey but well worth it. They haven't run the steam program in a long time and its great that they're doing it again.

http://fortwaynerailroad.org/events/
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<![CDATA[Guns&Butter to Cary Building?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18277-Guns-amp-Butter-to-Cary-Building&goto=newpost Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:14:46 GMT 1301 Broadway seems to be the Cary Building, which is in the process of getting new windows on the ground floor. ...
1301 Broadway seems to be the Cary Building, which is in the process of getting new windows on the ground floor.

http://eater.com/archives/2014/04/08/spring-2014-anticipated-openings.php
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What would you Develop if given the chance outside of the Downtown area http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18276-What-would-you-Develop-if-given-the-chance-outside-of-the-Downtown-area&goto=newpost Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:31:37 GMT Everyone knows Detroit has beautiful architecture, but seems so stuck in the past. I love going to cities where the beautiful architecture is saved...
Everyone knows Detroit has beautiful architecture, but seems so stuck in the past. I love going to cities where the beautiful architecture is saved and newly built modern architecture coexist. My question is, hypothetically, if you where given a chance to build a new home or row of townhomes in one of the more affluent areas, say Sherwood Forest or whatever of liking, what would you build. With pictures please
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<![CDATA[Free Press' Stephen Henderson wins a 2014 Pulitzer Prize]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18275-Free-Press-Stephen-Henderson-wins-a-2014-Pulitzer-Prize&goto=newpost Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:54:18 GMT
Congrats to Stephen Henderson of the Free Press [and once active DetroitYES member] on winning a Pulitzer Prize. He has been an outstanding voice of reason and fairness.

Those who have been around a while will remember him being fairly active here from a few years back as sehender1 in which he made as identity known.

He joins another famous Class of 2014 winner -- NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Joe Dumars out as Pistons president http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18274-Joe-Dumars-out-as-Pistons-president&goto=newpost Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:15:11 GMT
Not a lot of surprise here. IMO his decline started with the Darko draft pick and he hasn't had the magic since assembling the championship team.

Too bad but I'm glad he still has a job. He was my favorite Piston in his playing days, quietly being great in the shadow of Isiah. Super nice guy.

Quote:

After 14 seasons, Joe Dumars is out as president of basketball operations for the struggling Detroit Pistons.

He’ll move into an advisory role.

“Dumars will continue his relationship with the franchise as an advisor to the organization and its ownership team,” the team said in a statement issued this morning.
From Crains
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Detroit debuts the new house auction site. http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18273-Detroit-debuts-the-new-house-auction-site&goto=newpost Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:10:47 GMT http://www.freep.com/article/20140413/NEWS01/304130122/city-owned-houses-auction-website-detroit-homes-for-sale It seems to be focusing on East...
http://www.freep.com/article/2014041...homes-for-sale

It seems to be focusing on East English Village.

http://buildingdetroit.org/

From last weeks announcement I assume the Marygrove area (whre I currently lay my head) will be next.

I may take in some of the open houses.

It's just I'm too nervous to lay down roots here.

Detroit looks like their leadership has righted themselves, but Michigan is just as batshit as ever and I absolutely not willing to go where they've been trying to lead lately. Especially with a house as anchor.
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Judy Greer reminisces on growing up in Detroit(or Livonia, your pick) http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18272-Judy-Greer-reminisces-on-growing-up-in-Detroit(or-Livonia-your-pick)&goto=newpost Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:08:06 GMT
Didn't know, that like Selma Blair, Kristin Bell & Mary Lynn Rajskub, that she was from here http://www.today.com/books/judy-gree...ter-2D79499942
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<![CDATA[Was GM's first female CEO set up for a fall?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18271-Was-GM-s-first-female-CEO-set-up-for-a-fall&goto=newpost Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:31:26 GMT Who knows? (http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/03/general_motors_recall_is_mary_barra_the_latest_victim_of_the_glass_cliff.html) ...
Who knows?

http://blogs.forward.com/sisterhood-...women-authors/


It is kind of funny just how often the situation plays itself out though.
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