This time, there's not much of a fight over funding, and I've yet to hear any details, but I've long thought that the Detroit water system should get its billion-dollar upgrade before any kind of massive upgrade to Cobo just for the auto show.
It appears this upgrade is for about $300 million, which is more reasonable. It's ok to improve the venue, and they get the auto show, which is nice for Detroit, for another five years. And they call it what they want, but in January, downtown Detroit is not vibrant. It's cold and miserable. Now, in the summer, perhaps vibrant.
Let's just not forget the water system.