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23

Oct

2014

The Center for Michigan

In Bridge Magazine: Walking into Detroit’s future?

As Detroit is poised to exit bankruptcy, work continues on other issues critical to the region’s future. In this piece published by our Detroit Journalism Cooperative partner, Bridge Magazine, writer Chelsea Maralason takes a look at the city’s non-motorized planning and related issues. She writes, “In the plan aimed for 2030, the integrated public transit system and walking trail wouldn’t just be centered on downtown. It would stretch from 8 Mile southbound.” Here’s the full story.

22

Oct

2014

Sandra Svoboda

On WDET: The end (of trial) is near

Detroit is going to scrap its own copper wiring, and the court’s expert witness Martha Kopacz takes the stand today. WDET’s bankruptcy reporter and Next Chapter Detroit blogger Sandra Svoboda has the latest on the bankruptcy trial, and says the end is in sight. Hear her on Detroit Today.

22

Oct

2014

Michigan Radio

Lessenberry Says: Widen Detroit’s freeways

“Emotionally, it is easy to agree to be aghast at the thought of turning even more land into concrete ribbons. Paving over paradise. as Joni Mitchell might have sung. Yet there’s another side to this, which is that the city and state have present and future urgent transportation needs,” writes Jack Lessenberry at our Detroit Journalism Cooperative partner Michigan Radio. Here’s how the proposal is linked to Detroit’s post-bankruptcy recovery.

22

Oct

2014

Sandra Svoboda

On WDET: UN blasts Detroit over water shutoffs

Experts with the United Nations are condemning officials in Detroit for shutting-off water to thousands of customers behind on payments. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter has more.

22

Oct

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Closing Arguments: The Line Up

At the conclusion of testimony from witnesses, Judge Steven Rhodes asked which attorneys plan to make closing arguments Monday and how long they would take. Here’s what they said:

22

Oct

2014

Sandra Svoboda

Day 23: Detroit’s Bankruptcy Trial

Judge Steven Rhodes is questioning “his” expert witness: Martha Kopacz, a Boston-based restructuring consultant. He appointed her earlier this year, and she has been reviewing the city’s legal filings, budget reports and financial projections as well as interviewing city officials to determine the feasibility of the city’s restructuring plan.

21

Oct

2014

Sandra Svoboda

The 9th Plan of Adjustment: a draft is filed

To reflect its settlement with bond insurer Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., the city of Detroit filed an updated Plan of Adjustment today. It’s a draft, so it will be updated before the confirmation hearing ends next week. Here is the city’s 8th Amended DRAFT Plan of Adjutsment

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Next Chapter Detroit is a place to explore and understand the city’s bankruptcy, its impact on people and neighborhoods and its long-term implications. Powered by coverage and conversations from the media outlets of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, the site provides fact-based reporting from trusted sources and opportunities for citizen engagement.

WDET’s Sandra Svoboda is your site guide. A veteran Detroit journalist and 24-year area resident, she’ll share stories, add insight and ask questions to help decode the bankruptcy process and the city’s restructuring.

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