They say Duggan is going to announce a run for re-election next month....http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/artic...term_this_year
Aside from the young woman that Metro Times did an article on recently, who else is running?
There need to be debates, televised and on radio.
I think many black candidates will cancel each other out and Duggin wins easily unless he wants to run for Governor.
interesting that Sheriff Napoleon endorses him now, and he ran against him 4 years back.
Coleman Young Jr. in the race is--- potentially, leading to another wild, fractious campaign.
You will have those who (mostly in non-Detroit areas) who will be unforgivably skeptical because of family ties/name.
You will have those who (mostly in Detroit/black enclaves of suburbia) who may be relatively uncritical because of family ties/name.
You have certain city residents who, metaphorically speaking, have wanted C.A. Young’s ghost to run the city since his death. They may be in for a rude awakening.
The fiscal reality for Detroit 2017-18 is dramatically different from the fiscal reality for Detroit circa 1975, 1980, 1985, even 1990.
Large-scale manufacturing—certainly regarding Ford/Chrysler/GM-- isn’t coming back to the city proper. A heck of a lot more needs to be done to encourage a wider array of industries to set up shop here: knowledge-based, smaller manufacturing, whatever.
Young Jr. needs to be completely up front with a specific plan to address neighborhood issues, e.g., encouraging more storefront redevelopment with a wider array of small businesses. It can’t be all about liquor stores, hair/beauty supplies, or even cell phone stores.
I doubt if he’ll have much critical to say about Chief Craig.
There should be more done to ensure wi-fi access is available to low income families. A public-private partnership of some kind: Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, etc.
There should be a plan to address what needs to happen with the city airport.
More needs to be done to improve public parks in the city. Belle Isle is more or less taken care of now.
Coleman Young jr is the first contender to enter, although it's 95% on name alone. I have seen him have some fire here and there in interviews but he is no CAY.
Detroiters are notorious for voting on name recognition only. Coleman A Young, Jr., stands a very good chance of becoming Detroit's next new Mayor. No matter how much Duggan has done for the City.
Duggin would benefit greatly in a endorsement from a friend of his, President Obama. A campaign event or two about the importance of keeping the momentum rolling and not starting a new administration now and the learning curve that comes with it would be helpful.
Im sensing Detroit hasnt learned its lesson yet...
God no, anyone with that last name needs to stay the fuck away from the city.
Didn't he change his name to CAY, Jr.? Ergo so he could get elected...am I thinking of someone else?
It's been 24 years, does the younger voting generation of Detroiters even know or care who Coleman Young was? What about all the new white voters living in the city, I'm sure they'll only vote for Duggan.
Last edited by ABetterDetroit; February-20-17 at 05:58 PM.
Saw him on tv yesterday and he's definately going for the angry black vote. Who knows, he could win.
The man destroyed many communities in the city with his obsessive use of eminent domain and urban renewal, the devil is an accurate term to describe him.
We think of him a savior? Thank for insight the about what us blacks really thinkCAYs name still reigns high to many black Detroiters, Blacks think of him as a savior and white's think of him as the devil. He was neither, main problem is that he was in the position for too long. After his first 3 terms he most should have been gone for sure. The city is still 80% African American, so I don't know how big the white vote will be in the city. The ministry still is number one followed by the business community in terms of votes and financial/organization power. Young Jr will try to utilize the down and dirty people like Mongo/Riddle to rile up the disenfranchised.
... so where do you pick up the forms to run for a city office?