Bob McCabe 11

September 9, 2003


Bob McCabe describes the relationship between Max Fisher and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Credit: Mort Crim Productions

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Coleman clearly had political problems. He had to convince people that he could be a Mayor. And they wanted to help him because again, the idea of a public-private partnership is the way to revitalize cities. I do believe it was love of the city, and wanting it to be a success. And their personalities.. strong personalities.. but they could talk to each other. They didn’t always agree; but they could talk to each other. And out of that again, came a consensus.