Sept. 27, 2013
Four top Obama administration officials will travel to Detroit on Friday and one of the top items on the agenda is to see if the federal government can help turn the lights back on in the bankrupt city – literally.
Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, and White House economic adviser Gene Sperling will meet privately with state and local leaders.
A source familiar with the meeting said leaders of the Motor City have sought federal government funds for a host of programs, including one to fix its street lights, 40 percent of which are not functioning because of theft and disrepair.
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