JoAnn Watson

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Numbers Show Obama Didn’t Need Detroit, Consultant Says

Steve Hood said: “If all of Detroit had stayed home, Mr. Obama would have still won the state.”

CBS Sports Radio 1270–12/06/2012

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing meets with City Council in a special session. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Mayor Bing: 4 Days Until Detroit Goes Broke

After an hour-long discussion between Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and City Council, still no decision has been made regarding a controversial lawsuit against the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2012

Detroit downtown

Detroit City Council Members React To Bing’s Fiscal Plan

Mayor Bing’s plans to solve Detroit’s financial crisis are drawing a cautious reaction from several members of the city council.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/17/2011

Detroit City Council. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton, File)

City Council To Mayor: Make Fixing City Buses Top Priority

Detroit Department of Transportation Director Lovette Williams was back before City Council to answer questions about the city’s bus crisis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2011

Erma Henderson (credit: Michigan Women's Hall of Fame)

Detroit Auditorium Named For Erma Henderson

The 13th floor auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center has been officially dedicated Tuesday in the name of the first black woman elected to Detroit City Council.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011

Help Needed When Welfare Benefits Lapse

Mayor Dave Bing has been reaching out to community-based organizations for help in assisting the 5,000 Detroit families who will lose their welfare benefits come October 1.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2011


Talk Of Lawsuit To Strike Down Power Of Emergency Manager

A broad coalition of attorneys and labor leaders are preparing a lawsuit to challenge Michigan’s powerful emergency financial manager law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2011

Council Rejects Plan To Oppose Mayor-run Schools

The Detroit City Council has voted down a resolution opposing mayoral control of the 87,000-student Detroit Public Schools. The resolution by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson failed Wednesday by a 4-3 vote. Two council members were absent.