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City of Detroit is shelving talk about reducing its borders

Yet on Wednesday, Bing's staff backed away from what was first characterized as downsizing the city, saying, "We are stabilizing neighborhoods and the city as a result of a reduced population by centralizing resources, not shrinking its borders."


There's been lots of talk about the city of Detroit downsizing its borders. This was seen as a way to reduce costs of providing services to a city where there are blocks and blocks of abandoned houses and vacant land.

According to this Detroit Free Press article, that thinking has changed. Officials say that circumstances have stabilized.