Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor for The Detroit Free Press, wrote a column yesterday in which he argued that Detroit must stop its policy of charging residents and businesses taxes that are well-above average while delivering services that are dramatically below average. I have been arguing this same thing for years on this blog. In addition, one resident after another has argued it in one community meeting after another.
More importantly, Mr. Henderson announced in his column that the Free Press editorial board will focus intently on these issues during the coming year. It took them awhile to start doing this. However, I'm glad that they are. I look forward to seeing what happens when they shine their much larger spotlight on these issues.
For those who are interested, Mr. Henderson's column is available on-line here.