Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Questionable Priorities

The City of Detroit announced late last week that they intend to spend a little more than $1.4 million to demolish the historic Lafayette Building (144 W. Lafayette) in downtown Detroit. Meanwhile, thousands of vacant and burned out houses continue to rot in Warrendale and other neighborhoods with very little response from Mayor Dave Bing.

Just to clarify, Mayor Bing and his staff were able to find $1.4 million of our tax dollars to demolish this building downtown:

But they can't do anything at all about thousands of buildings like this one in our neighborhoods:

Priorities, people. Priorities.

I believe that the leadership of this great city needs to re-examine their priorities in a very fundamental way. If they don't then I believe we as residents need to start asking why we keep them in office.
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