Across Michigan, voters say they want a revitalized, healthy Detroit. Nearly 90 percent of the statewide voters surveyed at the end of April believe the Motor City offers promise to the state as a whole, and they are eager to see renewal, transformation, and collaboration.
There is a strong sentiment that Detroit is on the right track. A large margin of the people surveyed (66%) say they support a 20-year/$350 million funding proposal that matches state funds with private foundation support to protect City pension benefits and preserve the DIA's art collection.
That's a pretty clear mandate for change. The Governor and those who have been working hard to identify innovative strategies for Detroit have the support of Michiganders in all regions of the state. Let's use the momentum to deliver meaningful change for us all. It's important to remember that while the City's government structure is going through bankruptcy and righting itself... businesses in the City have been investing and growing.
When it comes to MI's turnaround, we are all Detroiters now. Let's work together and make change happen.