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Wayne County hosts Taxpayer Assistance Saturdays

This year, 42,000 properties in Wayne County face tax foreclosure. Wayne County Treasurer Ray Wojtowicz has created programs to help residents avoid tax foreclosure. In February the treasurer’s office and Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) will host Taxpayer Assistance Saturdays. Each Saturday the treasurer’s office will have representatives at four WCCCD campuses to meet with taxpayers and exp ...

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Detroit: Cultural capital

Michigan Citizen writer Steve Furay says Detroit is a cultural capital and much of our resources, public policy and planning must be devoted to supporting this city as such. What if the schools, the administration and City Council all worked together to make sure Detroit thrives as an important cultural destination? That may mean music and instruments return to schools, computer programming is offered so st ...

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Barrow: ‘I’ll take control’

Tom Barrow, C.P.A., is a life-long Detroiter who started his own accounting firm. He ran against Mayor Coleman Young in 1985 and again in 1989. He ran against Dave Bing in 2009. Barrow is a 2013 mayoral candidate. He challenges the notion of a city financial “crisis” and believes much of fiscal woes are due to poor administrative oversight. Barrow says he would undo much of the outsourcing, privatizing and ...

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