Beeks aren’t going to like this one bit, heck I don’t like it, but the City of Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy and will probably be the first major city to go bankrupt. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/11/13/expert-detroit-could-run-out-of-cash-in-december/
We had a proposal on the ballot that would have given our Governor (a Republican) more power to take over dysfunctional cities and break contracts, if needed, to balance budgets but unfortunately that proposal failed (barely). BTW…I voted to give our Gov the power he wanted to fix the mess. Unfortunately the proposal failed so now the options are limited.
Detroit has been dysfunctional for over 40 years. Unfortunately ‘we the people’ just don’t have a good system for fixing problems before the crisis stage. Heck when General Motors is 9th of the list of top city employers in Detroit, you know something is really wrong.