DETROIT (WXYZ) - When decisions are made for Detroit in the federal court house, those decisions affect everyone in Detroit.
Detroit does have some gems, but many residents want the judge to know that when decisions are made, they cannot forget about the city's eye sores.
7 Action News reporter Ronnie Dahl set out to see Detroit from the seat of a the Detroit Bus Company tour bus, the way U.S. bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes might see it.
The tour highlights the city's best asset, Campus Martius and new business in mid-town, among other places.
These are the places the city is proud of, but drive a little further and a much different Detroit starts to emerge.
A city with crime and blight is what so many people have no choice but to live in.
Residents say the city can do better and this is the Detroit they want the judge to see.
This is the reality of a bankrupt city. It's a city that has ignored its problems for way too long.
Real people are living with the decisions made in ivory towers.
The bus company is extending its services to Judge Rhodes so he can see and meet the people of Detroit in an effort to show the problems that need to be fixed.