Cities to Dissolve? – Detroit and Surrounding Cities Bankrupt
Just weeks before the city runs out of cash, Mayor Dave Bing was a no-show for his emergency meeting as the city plummets into the abyss.
By Shepard Ambellas
December 1, 2012
LANSING — Like a scene out of the Hollywood film RoboCop without all the police department funding, Detroit and surrounding cities are nearly completely bankrupt. Police do not even patrol certain areas anymore, as crime is overwhelming.
In fact, there has been talk of dissolving the cities altogether.
Now Michigan Senator Rick Jones is saying all options are on the table, including dissolving the city itself.
An except from MichiganRadio.org reads;
The idea of dissolving Detroit—and effectively merging it with Wayne County—has popped up occasionally in some business and political circles recently.
But mid-Michigan senator Rick Jones is the first official to publicly discuss that as an option.
Jones says Detroit’s local leaders just aren’t dealing with the city’s fiscal problems—and having the state’s biggest city file for municipal bankruptcy would be “horrible.”
“I think everything is on the table,” Jones said. “ I would be willing to consider dissolving the city, if that’s what it took.
“One of the options could be actually dissolving the city of Detroit, and putting all of their functions back into Wayne County. That is possible.”