Start the Conversation: Living in a Bankrupt City

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From Harrisburg to Detroit to Los Angeles, we're looking at cities on the brink of bankruptcy. Detroit might become the first city in Michigan to actually file for bankruptcy, and to try to get out of the red, the city 's mayor has proposed a downsizing plan that includes demolishing blighted buildings and selling city services like the Water and Sewage department.

And we're asking you to weigh in now. Have you seen the effects of severe economic decline on your city? Have services been cut? How would you go about adjusting the budget?  Share your observations from a struggling city or town.