Tuesday, December 05, 2006

2006 Year in Review

Detroit's Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick issued a 9-page press release this morning, which chronicled his Administration's accomplishments in 2006. In it, he talked extinsively about developments in downtown Detroit but also talked about the neighborhoods as well.

I campaigned against the Mayor in 2005 and continue to believe that there is still an enormous amount of room for improvement in terms of how the City of Detroit is operated. There aren't enough police officers on our streets. We pay too much in taxes and don't get enough services in return.

However, in spite of those facts, I have to admit that the Mayor's job performance in 2006 was vastly superior to what we saw in 2004 or 2005.

And that gives me hope for 2007.

If you are interested, you read the Mayor's full press release here. (Adobe Reader required.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"There aren't enough police officers on our streets. We pay too much in taxes and don't get enough services in return." Hmmm... maybe when you are Mayor you can plant that tree that money grows on... this will solve all our problems. Reality is: Detroit has no money. An income base simply does not exist and whatever little there is, it is fastly dwindling. Are you familiar with foreclosure statistics? Wake up.

Anonymous said...

money has nothing to do with it..the problem with the city of detroit is the 90% lowlife population and the corrupt city government that the lowlifes vote in...it doesnt take money to keep your yard clean and respect yourself and others....its just pure lazyness....and if its all about money than what accounts for the city of southfield...2nd highest crime rate in all aspects in oakland county(pontiac is first)...school system meap score are lower than hazel park,madison heights,ferndale...all way below southfield in income and house price...same with oak park.....money has nothing to do with anything.....if anything people with less money should take care of their things even more..i know i do.....