DETROIT (WWJ) – Residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County may soon be able to speak live to Detroit City Council members online.

If Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh has his way the public comment period of each council session will be opened to comments online from any-and-everyone.

“Everybody’s welcome, particularly people who, when you start talking about water rate increases, and folk who want their voices heard – people can Skype in and they will be given the one minute time limit that everybody else is given that they would normally get,” says Pugh, who adds, “We are using technology to empower our people.”

The law department is reviewing Pugh’s proposal, but he hopes to begin Skyping council sessions this Spring.

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