Detroit City Council
Will Kevyn Orr Stay Or Go? Detroit City Council Debates Emergency Manager’s Future Behind Closed Doors
Detroit City Council entered a third day of discussions about the future of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.
Council members voted 7-2 in support of a plan to create the Great Lakes Water Authority.
Under Michigan state law, Kevyn Orr has the power to veto Detroit City Council’s vote and go ahead with the $1.4 million sale.
The City Council has until next Friday to vote on a proposal to sell 301 Detroit-owned properties to the state of Michigan for $1.4 million.
Kevyn Orr is moving ahead with a plan to privatize the city’s parking department despite the City Council’s rejection of the proposal.
Detroit would transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government.
Some Detroit City Council members are worried about reported dwindling crowds on Belle Isle since the state takeover.
Scott Benson, who represents District three, was arrested by Southfield police Sunday night.
An investigation into a traffic stop involving Detroit City Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry concludes there’s insufficient evidence that he abused his authority to receive favoritism from officers.
“If you have warrants, you’re probably gonna get arrested,” on Belle Isle, state police say.