Guest commentary: How would citizens solve Detroit's financial crisis?
By Irvin D. Reid
In a guest column, Wayne State University President Emeritus Irvin D. Reid opined about the City of Detroit’s financial crisis and announced the launch of CitizenDetroit, which will be a major component of the university’s upcoming Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society. “In a series of invitation-only discussions with residents from various parts of town, we are asking Detroiters to assume the roles of mayor, council members and other key players who have the responsibility to get the city beyond being broke,” he wrote. Reid served on the Detroit Financial Review Team and is the Eugene Applebaum Chair in Community Engagement and a business professor.