What is going on with the Detroit City Council? Every time one of the obstructionist members of the council starts talking … common sense is damaged.
Consider these comments from Barbara-Rose Collins (as quoted by the Detroit Free Press):
She blasted lawmakers in Lansing for creating an authority and Cockrel for going along with the plan.
“I opened my newspaper and every article except maybe one calls us crazy, stupid, monkeys in a zoo.
“European rulers have traditionally taken what they wanted from other people, be they white, be they black or be they brown.
“No one is taking anything,’’ Collins said of a transfer of Cobo Center to a regional authority, as she and some in the audience began singing “Onward Christian Soldiers.
European rulers and Onward Christian Soldiers … please stop. This is beyond ridiculous. Cut out the racial bull. I call on the City Council to do what is in the best interest of the city and the region. Losing sole ownership may not seem attractive, but neither is letting Cobo’s appeal continue to deteriorate and letting the burden of supporting Cobo drag down the city (financially). Cobo is not what it used to be and not what it could be. It will never be what it can be without significant expansion and modernization and the City Council (to my knowledge) has done nothing to show how it can bring something better to the table than this deal.