Its the start of a new week and this morning Press Detroit has undergone a massive project; an in-depth review and analysis of the 2012-2013 executive budget for Detroit.
The 200 plus page report is available for public consumption at detroitmi.gov and a mere glance at the paper might be a bit overwhelming for the weak at heart.
Press Detroit’s initial observation of the report is that with this kind of massive data its no wonder the people of Detroit have been left out in the cold for so long. The sheer number of municipality expenses and the lack of coherent summaries within the report will make this a daunting task.
The goal of the Press Detroit analysis is to compare the budgetary woes of Detroit with cities of comparable size; Fort Worth, TX (pop 758,738) & Charlotte, NC (pop 751,087). Perhaps a comparative study could shed light on the ongoing budgetary crisis that Detroit has been facing for what has seemed like an eternity.