The Craig Fahle Show

Downtown Royal Oak In Transition

May 14, 2014

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison tells Craig that "everybody wants to be Royal Oak. Royal Oak has created a community with an identity that stands out from surrounding areas".

Although Royal Oak has been prosperous for many years, the city still faces problems such as roads and legacy costs. "We have more retirees than we do employees," the mayor says. He also talks to Craig about Detroit's economy and how it affects the outcome of Royal Oak.

The Mayor says Royal Oak continues to be a thriving community despite some of its major businesses closing in the downtown area.