Saunteel Jenkins

Saunteel Jenkins is seen seated at the head of the Detroit City Council table.  (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ) FILE

Detroit Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins Resigns To Run Nonprofit THAW

Second-term Detroit Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins has taken a job leading a nonprofit that helps people pay their heating bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2014

Brenda Jones (credit: City of Detroit)

Brenda Jones Elected Detroit City Council President

She unseated Saunteel Jenkins, who’d been in the seat since July.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2014

Detroit retirees and supporters outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center as they protest comments by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

Council President: Detroit Downfall Not A Reflection Of Its People

“Detroiters are not dumb; Detroiters are not lazy. Detroiters work very hard,” says Saunteel Jenkins.


A Detroit City Council meeting in April, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

New Detroit Council President Orders Audit Of Spending By Charles Pugh

Saunteel Jenkins said there are reports of items missing from a division Charles Pugh oversaw.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2013

Saunteel Jenkins is seen seated at the head of the Detroit City Council table.  (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ) FILE

6-Member Detroit City Council Elects New President

Saunteel Jenkins is the legislative body’s new president.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013

Vickie Thomas with Saunteel Jenkins Detroit City Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins

Detroit Council Merry-Go-Round Continues In Pugh’s Absence

“Now we need some closure, we need to understand what Charles’ plans are,” said fill-in council president Saunteel Jenkins.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2013

Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta

City’s Human Services Department May Be At Center Of Tug-Of-War

Detroit City Council is expected to formally respond to a request by the State Department of Human Services that the city voluntarily give up control of its scandal plagued Human Services Department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012

Renewed Urgency To Curb Violence Following Shooting Death Of 9-Month-Old

Councilwoman Jenkins says there’s no reason for anyone who’s not in the military to be walking around with a semi-automatic rifle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2012

Waiting for the bus at the Northland transportation center (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas, File)

Detroit Council Passes Resolution To Ease City Bus Crisis

“Citizens don’t really care about this argument. They don’t really care whose fault it is. They just want to get to work, to school and to their doctors’ appointments,” Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2011

Donor Thomas Mackey with pal 'Scruffy' (Credit:MHS)

Detroit Council Approves New Animal Shelter

The Michigan Humane Society can move forward with plans they hope will help combat Detroit’s stray dog problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011