Detroit Focuses on its Healthiest 'Hoods

Officials in Detroit have unveiled plans to taper off public services in certain parts of town unlikely to see their populations rebound and to focus on areas likely to recover.

Three demonstration areas have been chosen for the rollout of the plan.

"Bing's citywide plan calls for dividing Detroit into three categories based on a neighborhood's health - steady, transitional and distressed - and then concentrating certain services in those areas. For example, building demolitions would be more common in "distressed" and "transitional" areas, while the "steady" neighborhoods would get more code enforcement and illegal dumping cleanups.

A map issued by the city today essentially shows which areas of the city fall into which category, and Bing produced charts that show what services would be impacted based on a neighborhood's rating."

Full Story: Bing: Neighborhood health to determine city services

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End of civics

How is this different than the rich getting richer, or taxing the poor, or transferring the public treasury to the benefit of the few, or the pending debt ceiling bill, or...???

How do the Kresge Foundation and the professional planners of the city promote this without cringing?

How is this anything other than proof of the absence of imagination and the absolute abject failure of government?

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