When things get tough, Detroit City Councilman James Tate digs deeper.
He (at the suggestions of residents) might have a way to maintain Detroit's miles of vacant lots.
At tomorrow's city council meeting, he'll talk about the possibility of allowing goats and sheep to graze on tall grasses.
According to MLive, Tate is bringing in a grazing expert to speak at the meeting.
"Urban cities are doing this all across the country and having absolutely no issues, whatsoever," Tate said. Allowing the animals into neighborhoods could require changes to the city's urban agriculture ordinance.
Chicago recently used goats (some of whom are named Cream Puff, Orca, and Nugget) to clear invasive plants from a park.
The grazing expert, according to MLive, was also involved in a similar livestock endeavor in Cleveland. The Cleveland project used sheep -- and one llama -- to maintain a vacant lot. The project received a $2,000 grant from Charter One's Growing Communities program.