Community Comment: Parks, auto insurance, 3rd grade reading & Rocket Mortgage Classic

Posted at 10:18 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 22:20:40-04

WXYZ DETROIT — Once again, it’s time for our Community Comments. Dentist Mark Murphy of Rochester Hills commented on our station editorial about downtown Detroit’s summer parks. He writes:

“It is so refreshing to hear someone as eloquent as (General Manager) Mike Murri speak optimistically about the present and not just a future of downtown Detroit."

Our editorial complimenting the Democratic and Republican majority in Lansing that came together to pass the bi-partisan auto insurance reform bill, prompted these e-mails. Donald Bernd of Auburn Hills said:

“It all sounds good, but what about those individuals who are currently taken care of through the Catastrophic Care provision? As one who has a disabled son, this is very important to me.”

Tobias Roberts wrote:

“Personally, I believe a piece of democracy died when this bill was concocted at 2:00 a.m., behind closed doors. This disastrous piece of legislation will be the legacy of Whitmer, Chatfield & Shirkey.”

Mike DePlanche said this:

“Still, they let them break the redlining laws and still no fiduciary for anyone.”

Our editorial about the new Michigan 3rd grade reading law allowing students who don’t pass the M-STEP to be held back from 4th grade, prompted Phil & Nikki Coon the write:

“This struck us more like punishment than an actual way to achieve said goal. At what point do we hold families accountable and find teacher class size unacceptable?”

And finally, this remark from Jerel Mercurio about Detroit’s first Rocket Mortgage Classic.

“Detroit has come a long way and is making progress",

That’s it for now. Have a fun and safe July 4th weekend!

I'm Chuck Stokes, Editorial Director
Broadcast: July 4 - 7, 2019