If you were in charge of Detroit what would you change?

how would you make a place people would want to live and work as we move towards the future? all opinions and or ideas are welcomed

Asked By: Guillermo - 4/22/2009
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First step I would take in repairing Detroit would is that I would give the staff of complete face lift. Everyone already knows the city council needs wiped with a clean slate because of all the corruption and, bigotry amongst them. Then I would appoint members made up of representatives from all different communities... More
Answered By: PENDRAGON - 4/24/2009
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Maybe it's the teacher in me, but first and foremost, I'd fix the public school system. The teachers need to have the support, supplies, resources, and pay they deserve. The students need to have a safe, clean place of learning, that will prepare them for success in the "real world". Eh, we can wish, right?
Answered By: Me, Myself, and I - 4/22/2009
Bring in more casinos and make it a small Atlantic City or Vegas. Alot more jobs and increase in tourism. Imagine all the new hotels and restaurants that would be needed. And with Comerica, JLA, and Ford Field, it would be a place that people would want to come to.
Answered By: Jenn - 4/22/2009
I'd change the person in charge. I'm no more qualified than the yahoos that are currently running the place.
Answered By: aussieamerican - 4/22/2009
I would say un-annex. Give back all the area that Detroit took from the original townships, essentially turning Detroit into a bunch of smaller, easier to manage cities.And make sure that the Detroit school district gets split up along with it. I know crazy!
Answered By: Iguana - 4/22/2009
wow, that would be cool... More
Answered By: Ron Paul girl - 4/22/2009
Seriously, why would anyone who has the means to leave want to... More
Answered By: ignatz - 4/22/2009
Ok.. THIS will be harsh so bear with me... More
Answered By: bleacherbrat34 - 4/22/2009
The city would have mass transit leading into the city... More
Answered By: Barracuda - 4/22/2009
Shoot everyone on the city council and, appoint some honest people... More
Answered By: DICK!! - 4/23/2009
Eliminate as many barriers as possible to business development... More
Answered By: RDG78 - 4/23/2009
I would rebuild houses; help the homeless by giving them a job. Fund our schools (because man Detroit schools are going down in the level, specially the high schools , we need better teachers). Make the whole city look good and better than Dearborn and all that. I would build parks so kids can play instead of carry a... More
Answered By: 48127 - 4/24/2009
Just to start I would contract the City. Pick an area and build small affordable housing and apartments , then take the areas in the worst shape and remove all the houses ,streets and power lines letting nature take it back or farm it. a more compact city would be cheaper to run and as things get better people will... More
Answered By: goingsouth - 4/24/2009
Well I wouldn't want to live in Detroit, nor it's suburbs. Though I think the suburbs can somehow try to fade the negative image of Detroit metro by forming a larger positive city right next door. Basically, I think if a group of Detroit suburbs were to become one large city, it could possibly be one of the largest... More
Answered By: Christopher B - 4/25/2009
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