Mrs.Sharpier: chaddsfarkprefect: Privatize the city, like a sci-fi movie.They did, that's what farked it up in the first place.Detroit was designed to fail.Personally, I'd love to buy a historic old home there. I hear good things about urban farming and the burgeoning artist scene. But I'm still nervous about the crime so I doubt I'd move there.
Decillion: How is Detroit able to fill stadiums of four pro sports teams? Is there a magic fairy land of jobs in the suburbs?
JohnAnnArbor: Gunny Walker: They don't have tax auctions in Detroit?They do, but it's very disorganized. If they do figure out you're delinquent on taxes (a BIG if), you yourself can go to the auction, buy your property for less than the tax bill, then start over with a $0 property tax balance. People have done that.
jaytkay: legion_of_doo: The Detroit way is to:1) blame whitey.You sound white. And Republican.
Gunny Walker: They don't have tax auctions in Detroit?
jaytkay: Detroit has a lot interesting stuff going on. Lots of young people are moving in because it's cheap.Think of any formerly-rundown-now-gentrified neighborhood in your city - it's like that, in the early stages. But on a bigger scale.
tenpoundsofcheese: No, the democrat way is to tax people more and then use that tax money to make people want to live in Detroit.
rko281: Removing all the corrupt politicians from the city counsel and government leadership would have an even bigger impact. Making a huge personal property investment in an area with a corrupt, unstable government is just nuts.
StreetlightInTheGhetto: And they could go after the slumlords with more vigor (they = emergency manager), but ah, f--k it, let's sell off the DIA.
Ethertap: Properties in Detroit are worth enough money to pay taxes on?
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