Anonymous Letter Causes Controversy At Detroit City Hall

DETROIT (WWJ) – A letter sent to Mayor Dave Bing is causing controversy at city hall. It raises questions about the stability of his administration.

WWJ’s Vickie Thomas called the letter explosive. The anonymous four-page letter, dated March 26, talks about the “revolving door” and how good people are being forced out of the Bing administration.

Councilman Kwame Kenyatta received a copy of the letter.

“When you look through the body of the content of the information there, this was before some of those people left, including the Deputy Mayor and the legislative assistant, the legislative liaison to the council and Mayor, and others that were mentioned in the letter itself,” Kenyatta said.

The letter is apparently written by someone who says they work within the administration. The author alleges the Mayor’s office has become a “hostile work environment.”

“It indicates that there is… if what is stated in that letter, and some of the things have come to pass, that there’s a serious problem that needs to be addressed on the eleventh floor. It’s obvious that there’s a virus on the eleventh floor and I don’t believe I.T. can get rid of it,” Kenyatta said.

According to the Councilman, part of the reason citizens of Detroit chose a new administration was to create stability, but it doesn’t seem like that’s what they got.

“As you know, we’ve had three mayors in one year, two police chiefs, three police chiefs and two or three deputy mayors. So, the city needs stability and it seems like right now, the eleventh floor is unstable,” Kenyatta said.

“I’ve never seen a revolving door like this. It means one of two things… either those people are inept and inexperienced or something is wrong with the administration, the place where they’re leaving,” the Councilman continued.

The Mayor contends, however, the personnel changes do not indicate his administration is unsound.

“When there are changes made at any level, that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s instability,” Bing said.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and for the latest on this report.

  • Dr Ronster

    Kwame also put in family members and friends to high places. Others saw the corruption and participated. Only the riff raff from the previous administration and those who participated in it are getting the boot. Just look at the administration of some Detroit owned properties. Best example, Charles H Wright Museum has or had Kwame family “running” it. The longer Kwame held onto Bing’s post, the more his people soaked the city. Once gone, it was just a matter of time and that time has already arrived.

  • Justice Croise

    This is only the top of the ice berg and the letter dated March 26th is not the first attempt by conscientious insiders to warn the Mayor of the cancer spreading within his office. Look no further than Rochelle Collins. See the timeline of a pending whistle-blower law suit that will shed much more light on the issue(s).

  • Dan

    I am just wating for Mayor Bing to become the next “Kwame”, or maybe even worse! Two little is every writen about what he is doing, or NOT doing to get Detroit back on track.

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    While I don’t necessarily believe that Bing is personally corrupt, he certainly is the most ineffective mayor in memory.

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  • Roxanna

    Geez, that’s unbelivelabe. Kudos and such.

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