For years, those who steal things for scrap metal have plagued every development in Detroit.Various efforts have been made at legislation to stop it. None of those proposals, however, have ever made it out of the Michigan Legislature.
Now, though, it looks like something productive might actually happen.
Mayor Mike Duggan made tougher regulations on those who buy potentially stolen scrap metal a priority when he took office earlier this year. Now comes word that a deal is likely.
It won't prohibit scrap yards from buying stolen metal. It will, however, require them to create a paper trail that the police can use to track those who steal from us.
I hope this bill actually comes to fruition. I congratulation everyone who has played a role in making it happen.