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The Challenge of Change

March 29 2012 | 9 comments

Governor Snyder and Deputy Mayor Kirk Lewis joined Detroit 2020′s Carolyn Clifford and Stephen Clark for and interactive town hall meeting entitled “The Challenge of Change.” The program focused solely on Detroit’s financial crisis and attempts to solve it.

During the show we hosted a live chat -  read through the conversation in the window below.

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  1. Chris March 29, 2012

    When confronted by the comments on why an EMF is needed why not just simply state that after 30 years since Coleman young and Kilpatrick style of governance and oversight of the Feds bailout of Detroit that has given over a billion dollars that had been squandered pillaged and stolen. This city simply keeps voting in Crooks that steal from everyone. Simply put the residents of Detroit can not be trusted to vote in an honest person

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  2. Laurie March 29, 2012

    What’s going on in Detroit, unfortunately, is going on in many other cities. However, you don’t see limo-driven, arrogant, non-productive morons calling ea other names in tv, drawing attention to the fact that they’re incompetant and inept. RACIAL? No, THEY are the ones making it racial! They want a smokescreen-LOOK OVER HERE, not there!! If run by predominantly white and same situation, would they call a black gov doing same a racist? Not if, like many blacks, they claim only whites are racist! Sorry, I see it perpetrated by blacks all the time. Keep the focus on the ‘where is the money going?’ issue and shut your race-card pulling mouths! If I threatened to burn the city while holding public office, I assure you, being white, I’d have been fired!!

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  3. Derald March 29, 2012

    When our “LEADERS” realize that we need to act as though we have a population of 700,000 and not close to 2 million then they will understand that changes at the top need to happen not start at the bottom of the pole. Example 9 full duty council members is not needed. Next look at the police dept. They are overloaded at the top and you still want to cut from the officers that you want to go out and fight crime. IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. SEND IN A EFM.

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  4. Hunter Kim March 29, 2012

    They should have made this special commercial-free or an hour long with commercials, and preempt Entertainment Tonight.

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  5. Omar alduais March 29, 2012

    What I think about this crisis is that the Detroit leader is putting up this “racial issues” thing and making it a big deal and even when we are in a free country and putting it infront of the people and the city, they don’t want the people or the state to figure out their dirty work. They want to be unsucceful and keep corrupting Detroit and making it worded and worded by the second.they should let the state take over

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  6. J Young March 29, 2012

    The Free Press had a cartoon that shows the Governor standing in the middle of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in Detroit saying “you got me I admit it, my secret motive is to steal all this”. While you may think that there’s humor in a very serious matter, I tend to believe that it’s probably true. The more vacant homes and buildings that are left to deterioration the more valuable it becomes to developers. Once that happens it becomes easier to remove the residents (poor folks) from their homes and for white people to create an environment that works primarily for them. White people want to control everything.

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    kathy Reply:

    You have got to be kidding me! This is one of the reasons why things are like how they are in Detroit, because of your reasoning. I was born and raised in Detroit and left it as soon as I could. I feel reverse discrimination is rampant in Detroit and council thinks that if we just throw more money in their direction that things will improve. Well where have you been for the last 30 years?

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  7. Bruce March 29, 2012

    This was fabulous way for government and citizens learn from each other. It should be regular feature.

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  8. paul e April 1, 2012

    We need to address reality by focusing on the root cause issues. Mayor Bing previously proposed shrinking the city to better allow the scarce city resources better serve the people in a higher density more efficient method. Will the new agreement help make this a reality.

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