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.