Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Detroit Emergency Manager Reportedly Considers a "Regional Authority" Minus 2/3 of the Region

The Detroit Free Press reports this morning that Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is contemplating a regional water authority without Oakland and Macomb Counties if they don't get on board with his plan that would have the suburban communities pay the City $9 billion over 40 years to operate DWSD under the auspices of a new authority. That would leave the City of Detroit and Wayne County, whose finances are not much better than Detroit's, to form the core of a new authority.  

Comment: Huh, what?!?  Cut off about 2/3 of your paying customer base, and go it alone with Wayne County? You can't be serious? The old expression - "cutting off your nose to spite your face" comes to mind when I read this story. 

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