OUR mayor

yes, yes

6 Comments so far

  1. MGal (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 9:19 am

    Yes but the mayor has to work with the people too. He has to remember that his priority is the citizens of Detroit, not himself. It is a two way street…

    And the attention on this issues is well-deserved. He screwed up big time and for the most part doesn’t accept responsibility for putting himself first. If he did that, then those issues would not be a big deal.


  2. baliad (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 12:08 pm

    i agree mgal, but we gotta do our part too!


  3. MGal (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 12:40 pm

    And what more do you want from City Residents? They already pay hefty taxes in both property and income. They live here, work here, shop here as much as possible. They struggle through a lack of jobs, public transportation, sub-par public services and questionable education system. They have accepted complete mismanagement by our government, childish arguements that get no real work done. They’ve accepted the closing of cultural institutions.

    And what have they received? Truthfully what have they received? Yes, there are some businesses coming in, a bunch more parking lots/garages, more available residential options. But no one has suggested a plan to improve DPS, bulk trash pickups are supposed to end at the beginning of the new year, the aquarium is not reopening, Tiger Stadium is still standing unused..

    Honestly, the people who really care about Detroit will still be here in a few months but what more do you want to residents to do? Kwame and the City Council need to step up a lead, not spend, spend, spend and speak hot air out the wazoo.


  4. baliad (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 12:57 pm

    i don’t really disagree with anything you’ve said… i share your frustration… we just think differently about how to handle/deal with leadership (or a lack of it)…


  5. MGal (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 12:58 pm

    And thats why I am asking – how do you want them to do their part? What do they need to do differently?


  6. baliad (unregistered) on November 9th, 2005 @ 2:01 pm

    most of what i’ve said is based on my belief that complaining is counter-productive and that unending criticism doesn’t lead us anywhere other than disunity… we all have the right to say what we want to say and can pretty much say whatever we want however we want to say it… but that doesn’t mean we always have to use that right, or abuse it (not that you personally have abused it)… “all things are permissible, but not all things are beneficial”…

    as we have seen, we can’t depend on a politician to save us or our city… truthfully, we never should think we can… it is up to the citizens themselves to make a city better… it is likely that many of the city



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