Detroit’s City Council Still Raking It In

Even with Detroit in ruins, and nature reclaiming the abandoned wasteland that was once a great city, the Dems who destroyed it continue to make out like the bandits they are:

Detroit’s City Council is one of the most expensive in the nation, according to a survey released Wednesday of the nation’s largest cities.

Detroit spends about $13 million for its nine-member council and staffers. That’s less than other cities such as Los Angeles [which is run by a Reconquistador and has been going broke], but it represents 1 percent of Detroit’s total general fund budget — the highest percentage of all 15 cities studied by the Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts. In comparison, New York’s council represents just 0.1 percent of its city spending. …

Detroit also ranks near the top when spending is measured on a per-capita basis. The panel costs Detroit taxpayers $14.53 per resident — higher than all other cities except Washington, D.C., which costs $32.41 per resident but performs state and county functions because of its special status…

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Phoenix, which has a part-time council, is the cheapest at $2.10 per resident.

Cheaper and less intrusive government is why Phoenix is now the fifth largest US city, as Detroit once was. Now Detroit is 11th and falling like a cinderblock from an overpass.

On the positive side, at least former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and City Council member Monica Conyers (wife of former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers) are in jail where they belong. Two down, the rest of the moonbat kleptocrats running America’s most liberal city to go.

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On a tip from /not my real name. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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