A $250-million budget to combat blight. That’s what Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is hoping voters will approve. He wants a measure on the March 2020 ballot that would authorize the city to sell municipal bonds to cover the tab.
The city has already torn down about 19,000 structures using federal dollars. Under Duggan's plan, another 20,000 would come down by mid-2025.
Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer joined Michigan Radio Morning Edition host Doug Tribou to talk about the mayor's plan. Kaffer also wrote about it in a column titled, "Mayor Duggan, your $250M plan to end blight isn't going to work."