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Old 10-02-2015, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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VIDEO: Mayor Duggan updates Detroit expats on city's progress at 2015 Detroit Homecoming - WXYZ.com

Pretty impressive stuff. I like the way he handled the "downtown is doing good but the neighborhoods are being ignored" myth.
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Detroit is coming back very quickly. They could do a better job taking care of the neighborhoods, but somehow all the chips will fall in the right place eventually.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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Mmm... yeah...



couldn't resist!
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:16 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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VIDEO: Mayor Duggan updates Detroit expats on city's progress at 2015 Detroit Homecoming - WXYZ.com

Pretty impressive stuff. I like the way he handled the "downtown is doing good but the neighborhoods are being ignored" myth.
Guess it depends on which neighborhoods one is looking at?

East side is still fuguly and Brightmore still isn't bright.

If Duggan is thinking Mid-Town can be a neighborhood, he just might be doing some myth busting. But when one looks 150 yards beyond the M 1 rails and Llitch's gentrified Kingdom, still not much to write home about.

But on a bright neighborhood note, I have noticed that John R (between MAck and I-75) where the Rehab Addict is doing that nice house now seems to have a PERMANENT STREET SWEEPER /CLEANER assigned to it.
The sweeper starts around 7:00 AM and just drives up and down John R all day sweeping teh same spot. Guess we have to look good for HGTV?
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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I'm not sure why you think a mayor or council should be responsible for the housing stock in neighborhoods. That success/blame rests 110% with the residents.

Mayor's job is to ensure the roads are paved, traffic lights are installed, overhead lights are working, trash collections are running smoothly and all the other infrastructure. If you have disdain for specific neighborhoods - we should target the residents who live there and allow their communities to look like HUD.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Guess it depends on which neighborhoods one is looking at?

East side is still fuguly and Brightmore still isn't bright.

If Duggan is thinking Mid-Town can be a neighborhood, he just might be doing some myth busting. But when one looks 150 yards beyond the M 1 rails and Llitch's gentrified Kingdom, still not much to write home about.

But on a bright neighborhood note, I have noticed that John R (between MAck and I-75) where the Rehab Addict is doing that nice house now seems to have a PERMANENT STREET SWEEPER /CLEANER assigned to it.
The sweeper starts around 7:00 AM and just drives up and down John R all day sweeping teh same spot. Guess we have to look good for HGTV?
No one is saying the neighborhoods are back to Brady Bunch level but many across the city are improved. Did you watch the video? Home prices are up in many neighborhoods, much more street lights are up, alot of blight removed or rehabbed. But like he said in the video there is still alot of work to be done but progress is slowly being made in many areas across the city.
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