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Vincent M. Keenan, Detroit political activist and proponent of the recently adopted new city charter, writes in the HuffingtonPost that the beleaguered, nearly-bankrupt metropolis has just turned a very important corner:

Last Tuesday, the new Charter was adopted. It contains ethics reform and enforcement and anticipates policing the complexities of public-private partnerships like the Woodward Light Rail that could, if unwatched, become the source of the next scandal. It eliminates the triggers that forced costly and unnecessary special elections. This new Charter is not perfect, but like the city that conceived it, it is takes steps toward a better future.

Read more in the HuffingtonPost.