• Posts Tagged ‘Mayor’

    The Detroit NEWS Quota System

    by  • December 5, 2012 • Contributors, People

     How many articles per week are needed to sell a paper and how many of those articles should focus on problems in Detroit?   Rochelle Riley, (writer for the freep.com) has written another one of her pointless columns that is presented as news by the media in and around Detroit. Her column presents a recurring [...]

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    What does Detroit need in a Mayor

    by  • August 22, 2012 • News, Politics

      Detroit will have a new mayor in 2014. Dave Bing does not seem able to seek another term in office. If he decides to run again, his relationship with the people of Detroit is over. He has no good will and would be easily beaten. Therefore many have engaged in the common speculation of [...]

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    Bing’s $80,000 Report

    by  • October 19, 2011 • Detroit, Economics, Government

    In the past couple of years statistics, demographics and other data has been used to support various initiatives by state and local governments affecting Detroit. This has seemed to accelerate in recent years especially under mayor Bing. The problem is that much of the data is no good and cannot be believed. Some of the [...]

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    Manoogian Party, a Political Affair

    by  • September 30, 2005 • Detroit, News, Politics

        Adultery, philanderer, skullduggery, infidelity are some of the labels and accusations that have been thrown at Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Not only that but more than one political person has referred to the mayor as a thug. A thug is something like a gangster but one who lacks the mob-type organization and is reduced to mere petty crimes.

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    Destroying Detroit’s Revenue – Part Two

    by  • February 1, 2005 • Detroit, Government, Michigan

        Detroit’s past two mayors have made questionable decisions on the city’s revenue generating departments. Seemingly giving money away, or poring money down the drain, these actions might have gone un-noticed if a deficit which threatens hundreds of city jobs and rising taxes was not a current reality. But instead of looking to reverse bad decision making, the policy has been to continue the hurtful programs or actions. But there is always a limit to what can be cut, eliminated or transferred to eliminate debt.

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    Destroying Detroit’s Revenue – Part One

    by  • January 31, 2005 • Detroit, Government, Michigan, News

        Detroit has a large budget deficit. The exact amount is up for interpretation. Mayoral Candidate Freman Hendrix claims it’s near $750 million. Irvin Corley the city council’s Fiscal Analysts has said the deficit is nearly $350 million. The finance department under Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has announced a deficit in the $250 million range. Regardless of the exact figure, Detroit will have to make cuts in spending. But the past mayors have not made optimum use of the revenue generating functions or departments of Detroit in order to offset this deficit or reduce taxes.

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