A Determined Reformer Stands In Sprawl's Path
Some people say Paul Tait is bleeding Detroit and its inner suburbs dry by shoveling piles of taxpayer cash into the regions sprawling outer suburbs. Mr. Tait leads SEMCOG, a confederation of local governments in southeast Michigan. Now a lawsuit aims to change how the agency is governed in order to make public spending decisions fairer. Leading the charge against the immensely influential agency and its director is Tom Barwin, the city manager of Ferndale.
Thanks to Keith Schneider