Memo to Mike Duggan: This is the real state of the City of Detroit

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By most metrics, Detroit has improved since Mike Duggan was elected in 2013. But has it improved enough?

That’s a gnawing question accompanying Detroit’s comeback and one that Duggan likely will address during his State of the City speech at  7 p.m. Tuesday at the East English Village Preparatory Academy, 5020 Cadieux. The speech is invitation-only but will be broadcast live on television and radio.

Since 2013, crime and poverty are down, while home values and incomes are up. But Duggan took office at a low point in Detroit’s history (the city’s bankruptcy) and issues with crime and neighborhoods remain.

Today, Bridge Magazine looks at key metrics that define the city’s health, and speaks to two experts about the real state of crime and neighborhoods in Detroit.

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marco
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:14am

Which "comeback" is this for the City of Detroit? For those of us who lived in the City as kids, this place is a total disaster!

Larry
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 4:44pm

The Feds are preparing to drop some bombshells.
The narrative is somewhat skewed by the Duggan political machine.

Sean of Detroit
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 6:03pm

A disaster for sure, but one that the whole country was on track to head into, not just Detroit. I think Mayor Duggan has not done enough, how could he? But, as I look at the other choices, I do feel that he has maybe done enough to earn the possibility of reelection . The trajectory with him has been in the right direction, and for now that does say something.

Rise Up!
&
CHEERS!!!

~Sean of Detroit

Ken
Sun, 03/10/2019 - 8:40am

Its all on how you spin it, the Mayor installed street lights like he said he would. The problem is that the lights were wired temporarily overhead when they should have been wired underground. Next question, are they being maintained?

Joseph E Sucher...
Sun, 03/10/2019 - 9:24am

The climb out of the historical lowpoint(s) in Detroit's history is slow, methodical and deliberate. Too slow for some to be sure. But when considering the downward spiral for years and years, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and more, slowing the dive and getting the nose to point up a little is a miracle unto itself. You have to have been born in the 40s, 50s and 60s to appreciate where Detroit once was, where it went and where it's now heading. Before you are too critical, get the facts, all of them.