State Withdraws Lease Offer For Belle Isle

January 30, 2013

Officials with Governor Rick Snyder’s administration say they are withdrawing the offer to lease Detroit’s Belle Isle and turn it into a state park. The move comes after the Detroit City Council failed to reach an agreement to vote on the proposal amid heated public comment about the issue at recent Council meetings. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked about it with Council Member Ken Cockrell Jr., who says the city needs to focus on other issues than Belle Isle…