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Meeting To Discuss Detroit Contract Dispute Delayed

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Detroit City Council (WWJ Photo/Stephanie Davis, File)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - The Detroit City Council has adjourned a special meeting that Mayor Dave Bing requested to reconsider a contract with law firm Miller Canfield over concerns about possible violations of the Open Meetings Act.

Notices of the meeting were apparently posted, but not until after the doors were closed for the holiday. Regardless, Mayor Bing wasn’t going to be able to attend on Monday. His office said he is out of town dealing with a family matter.

The contract is one of a number of benchmarks needed in order for the city to receive $30 million from the state. Council rejected it last week citing concerns about a possible conflict of interest with the firm.

Bing said that the city would not go bankrupt and there would be no payless paydays, but, he said, unpaid furloughs are likely on the way for city workers if the Miller Canfield contract goes unsigned.

MORE: Detroit Mayor: Unpaid Furloughs Coming For City Workers

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