According to the LA Times, an optimistic tone has been adopted by city leaders one year after Detroit has declared bankruptcy, pledging to fix streetlights and attract more jobs and residents.

Some in the city are not buying it however, saying that almost all the houses on some blocks are abandoned, yards are overrun with tall grass and wildflowers and the roads are empty and riddled with potholes.

The bankruptcy is being handled by Judge Steven Rhodes and the city has already come up with a plan for a re-adjustment.  Furthermore the city has received $816 million from private funds and the state to help limit cuts to city pensions and protect the Detroit Institute of Arts from a fire sale.

Read more at the LA Times