Detroit City Council
Detroit leaders visited Lansing on Tuesday to try to convince Gov. Rick Snyder to halt a plan for an emergency financial manager.
The Detroit City Council has voted to appeal Governor Snyder’s determination that the city does not have a viable plan to fix its finances, while Mayor Dave Bing says he doesn’t want to be party to any delay in the governor’s decision.
Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit City Council are planning their next move ahead of Monday’s deadline to request a hearing in hopes of convincing Gov. Rick Snyder to change his mind that Detroit needs an emergency financial manager.
Gov. Rick Snyder won’t name an emergency financial manager yet, but he said he has an “outstanding candidate” in mind.
In an effort to address the city’s budget deficit, Detroit City Council has approved a resolution imposing mandatory furlough days for some union workers.
Detroit City Council is getting lots of suggestions for creating revenue-generating businesses on Belle Isle now that a state proposal to lease the island was rejected.
After spending what will be four years in government, Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh said he’ll be leaving politics and returning to a career in television news.
Detroit City Councilman James Tate says some have threatened to run him out of office.
Gov. Rick Snyder has withdrawn an offer by the state to lease Belle Isle from Detroit.
One resident called the council members “Judas,” for considering the lease, adding, “It has one jewel in it and you’re going to take it. Are we ignorant?”