What’s his first order of business? Craig says officer morale is one of his top priorities.
WWJ Newsradio Morning reflects on the annual policy event and Snyder’s focus on education and jobs, Jeb Bush’s rumored presidential run and Bing’s mandate for police and fire to live downtown.
At the policy conference on Mackinac Island, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing was asked about the threat of bankruptcy that looms over the city.
A meeting of the so-called “Big Four” metro Detroit leaders is known to draw a crowd, but it was an unexpected sign that stole the show Thursday.
“I want to be sure the cop who comes to your door is a happy cop, that translates into good service,” new Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.
Russell says if Bing decides to run for County Executive, he would face challenges because many of the same people who do not support him as mayor would also not support him as county executive.
Bing added he’s forming a committee to explore other opportunities, including running for Wayne County executive.
Emergency manager Kevyn Orr has formally filed his first report on Detroit’s finances with the state Treasurer’s office.
Napoleon said he’ll run a three-pronged campaign.
Detroit plans to sell seven unused firehouses and a renovated but long-vacant police facility that once housed horses as part of an effort to raise money and encourage redevelopment.