It looks like the new year, 2020, has started off with quite a bang.
The country still remains deeply politically divided, and it now looks like it is possible there are further complications in the Mideast.
But in Hamtramck, things are looking basically optimistic: The GM Poletown plant has been saved, which will mean the city will continue to collect a sizeable revenue stream each year, at least in a couple of years when the plant gets back to fully running.
We also have three new councilmembers on city council, and it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
If there is one thing we can count on, Hamtramckans know how to survive. No matter how gloomy things might appear – especially when it comes to finances – the city manages to work its way through.
And no matter how politically divided we can be here in town, in general we manage to rise above our differences.
There is a lot going on in the world today. That can be a distraction for many of us.
But our focus should always be on making Hamtramck a better place to live.
We are confident our elected officials can see past any differences they may have, and, in the end, work together.
Residents deserve the best.
Jan. 10, 2020