Saunteel Jenkins is the legislative body’s new president.
Orr has ordered the City Council not to name replacements for two colleagues that resigned.
“Anyone looking to prove the state has taken over the city, now has 225,000 reasons,” Langton said.
The Detroit City Council has officially lost another member.
Brown, a former Detroit police officer, is expected to join Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s team.
Restructuring consultant Conway McKenzie is recommending a part-time Detroit city council, and cutting 78 of the 115 staff members on council.
Detroit City Councilman Gary Brown said Saturday morning on Twitter that he’s still hopeful that conversations with the state can be revived.
There could be another vocal public hearing Monday about the proposed lease of Belle Isle to the state .
Detroit City Council has indefinitely postponed a public hearing on a proposal for the state to lease Belle Isle and run it as a state park.
Detroit has gotten the green light to use federal grant money earmarked to purchase police equipment to pay for police officers to work next week’s fireworks show.