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This allows them to buy police cruisers and ambulances. The EM situation is already paying dividends with the local business community......
Roger Penske joined Mayor Dave Bing for what was touted as an announcement that will have a significant and positive impact on the city of Detroit.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
Hope they really do use it for ambulances and important things. Trusting Detroit with $8 million is scary.
I'm not quite sure that Detroit is Penske material.
Shouldn't be a problem with the new EFM. He is the real deal, just wait and see.
I don't know much about the guy, could you expand on your opinion?
Hide yo quarterbackz, hide yo kidz, the MSU defense is here
It's just people trying to handicap the EFM by any means necessary. By all accounts, he appears to be a perfect choice.
Nice gesture...but the way Detroit manages its money it's no different than if he drove downtown and threw it out the window of his car.
"I think the world is run by C students"
Yet the most honorable reverend Jesse jackson is wasting oxygen trying to boycott the new EFM because it takes the power away from the people. Why can't that asshat just mind his own business. The people of Detroit don't need your help! Your help, the city council and your boy Kwame, & Coleman A are what got them to this point. Can you just stop "HELPING OUT" so much.
that is going to buy a lot of chicken
The EFM will be responsible for handling the money now. It will go where it's intended to go. City Council has essentially lost their power. Kevyn Orr's track record is impressive. He turned around Chrysler when most thought it was a lost cause. Chrysler is not only a viable company but a financially responsible company now. Who seeked out Fiat after the company was essentially worthless? That acquisition prevented liquidation. This guy gets bankruptcy, while others think it's all just liquidation.
MLive should get their facts straight. The $8M is the total donation by 8 corporations - Roger Penske is the ringleader. The vehicles are being directly provided, not the cash. Per Crain's Detroit:
" . . . Eight corporations will spend $8 million to lease the vehicles. Penske Corp. Chairman Roger Penske said today that the police cruisers should arrive within the next 90 days, and the EMS rigs are expected to arrive within the next 150 days.
The corporations involved are Penske, Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC, Quicken Loans Inc., General Motors Co., Platinum Equity LLC, the FirstMerit Bank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
The vehicles to be leased are the Dodge Charger Pursuit; the Ford Taurus Interceptor; the Chevrolet Caprice PPV; and the Horton Terrastar ambulance . . . "
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Isn't there a board for this?
What he should do is use the money to officially change the name to New Detroit and then take a badly injured Detroit police officer and replace the majority of his body with robotic parts. I think it just might work and $8 Million may be enough to make it happen.
Now only if they could find some people who want to drive them. No one wants to be a cop in detroit right now. No one.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
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