Start the Conversation: Living in a Bankrupt City

Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 10:46 AM

From Harrisburg to Detroit to Los Angeles, we're looking at cities on the brink of bankruptcy. Detroit might become the first city in Michigan to actually file for bankruptcy, and to try to get out of the red, the city 's mayor has proposed a downsizing plan that includes demolishing blighted buildings and selling city services like the Water and Sewage department.

And we're asking you to weigh in now. Have you seen the effects of severe economic decline on your city? Have services been cut? How would you go about adjusting the budget?  Share your observations from a struggling city or town.

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James Melton from Detroit

As a long-time Detroiter, I think it's time for some radical, innovative solutions to the city's problems. Detroit has great promise, but it needs to get past the legacy of its troubled past and concentrate on moving ahead from where it is. For folks who have never been here: There is a lot to love about Detroit. To update an old phrase: There are a million interesting and uplifting stories in the Motor City. (Well, OK... not quite a million... the Census will sort that out, but you get my point).

Apr. 08 2010 03:48 PM

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