Oct 11, 2010
Detroit City workers’ pay was cut 10% by the mayor and council. Workers must take unpaid days off, meaning that city services like EMS, fire, 911, buses, water and security will be more understaffed and unavailable to residents.
Meanwhile the city provides free services to companies like DTE. When a cop stands watch on a downed power line in a suburb, the suburb bills DTE for the cop’s time. But Detroit doesn’t bill DTE – cops do it on the Detroit taxpayer’s tab.