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Art Vandelay wrote:Assuming all of the charges in the article are true, that is most definitely outrageous. What are you Detroiters (Detroitains? Detroitites?) doing about it, aside from posting about it online? Is anyone actively involved in any kind of recall movement? Can city council members in Detroit be recalled? Anyone volunteering for a different candidate for the next election? It's easy to point at the problems, but it looks like a lot of people need to become involved in city politics if real change is going to come about.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:The thing is though, the actual city of Detroit isnt really all that big while the Detroit area is really big but made up of smaller municipalities without voting rights for the city. The majority of people who consider themselves Detroiters reside just outside the city proper and therefore have no voting voice. Another way of seeing this problem is that the city council's decisions reach much further than the voters who elect them.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:You can say its easy to point out problems, but would you have known about this problem before I came here and pointed it out to the cafe? I would like to think that enough pressure from outside of Detroit might help, but the actual residents seem quite insulated to this cause.
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