Tom Stephens, a lawyer who spoke against the hockey arena at a recent city council meeting, asked why elected officials would spend a huge sum to benefit the "multibillionaire owner of a sports franchise" at a time when the needs of average residents are unmet.If successful, the projects could buy time for improving essential services a¿¿ a promised upshot of bankruptcy. If they fail, the proposed developments could join a line of ideas a¿¿ some futile, others effective a¿¿ that could not stop Detroit's slide into ruin.
Detroit Bets On Uncertainty Of Rail, New Arena
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