Henderson: Swallow Your Pride, Detroit, Or Choke On It
Stephen Henderson writes that the city of Detroit is down to the last aria in its "operatic arc of financial tragedy:" a final choice between acceptance of reality and suicidal defiance.
The city's elected officials can let their rogue corporation counsel, Krystal Crittendon, force payless paydays, he writes, or worse with her loopy attempt to undo the consent agreement with the state to better manage Detroit's finances.
Or, he says, they can act accept that it is their responsibility to determine Detroit's fate, not Crittendon's. They can order her to stand down.
But there is no certainty officials will do the right thing.
"This is Detroit," he adds.