Friday, July 3, 2009

Shrinking Flint

Here's a good overview of Dan Kildee's plans to shrink Flint, which is shrinking all by itself anyway, including a BBC interview.


  1. Dan's a smart guy, and wise.

    If Genesee County had a strong-central-executive form of government, with relatively weaker individual community governments...akin to Michigan's most successful country, Oakland, led by Brooks Paterson...Dan would be an excellent choice for that post.

  2. I think its important to note that this would be a voluntary plan. I've read a lot of comments that indicate that people wrongly believe the plan would involve some forced relocations.


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