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What good or milestones have they helped foster or deliver on?
Nice! Thanks to Cavanagh and Coleman A Young for that. What political geniuis!
a super bowl
an ncaa final four
I go to the State HS football Finals every year and stay in Greektown hotels. The Ford Field / Comerica Park / Theater district is great.
Why isn't Detroit like Chicago? Chicago has aldermen who must live in their districts. From 1918 until this year's elections in '13 when council members will have to live in the district they represent Detroit will have had every seat as an at-large seat.
Understanding what happens in the system Detroit had is not for message board bomb throwers.
Detroit is horribly managed. Other cities that have had decades of Democrat control are much better managed. So again, your point that "Detroit = crap = Democrats = crap" is dumb.
Seriously. Silicon Valley is just as Democratic as Detroit and it's one of the wealthier parts of the country. Both sides know how to horribly mismanage areas. A quick look at rural portions of states like Arkansas and Mississippi proves that.
Yup - that's the reason.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
Guess you slept through any political science classes if you took any.
Pretty much that is the central thesis of every poli-sci textbook. The key to efficient and competent city government is to have alderman live in their districts.
Have another bran muffin and try again grandpa.
Do they trust non-white people?
While not the sole cause of Detroit's problem, it is part of the problem. Most of the council could give 2 shits about most of the city as long as the enclave where most of them live is fine.
Coleman Young was a major cause of this. After the "White Flight" started in 1967, Young basically said "Don't let the door hit you on the way out". And he followed that up by pissing off the suburbs and practically built a wall along 8 Mile.
Nope - here are the primary causes. A residency requirement for city employees and a 3% resident local income tax rate. Both made it impossible to attract and keep the type of capable people needed to run city government and services. If you have ever dealt with the City of Detroit bureaucracy, you would know this.
Yep the residency requirement was just dumb. (Was that under Archer or Young that got it put in?)
My point on the council was that they really didn't have to answer to anyone directly. It made the graft that much easier. (A lot easier to pass stupid residency laws when it's not your neighborhood that'll see a reduction in services.)
Good question. Lets use San Francisco next, since both cities have had solely Democratic mayors since the 60s.
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