Wayne County Commission

Gary Woronchak. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Wayne County Board Eliminates Former State Prison As Viable Option For New Jail Site

There will not be a jail built at the closed State Prison on Mound Road on Detroit’s east side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2014

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Plan To Erase $175M Deficit In Wayne County Draws Mixed Reaction

The Wayne County Commission has approved a plan for widespread cuts to shore up a massive $175 million deficit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2014

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. (Credit: WWJ-TV, File)

Commissioners Vote To Censure Wayne County Exec

Wayne County Commissioners have voted to censure Executive Robert Ficano due to the multiple scandals engulfing his administration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2012

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano during a taping of "Reinventing Michigan." (credit: Paul Pytlowany/WWJ-TV)

Commissioner Wants Right To Remove Ficano From Office

Wayne County Commissioner Laura Cox announced on Charlie Langton’s show she will propose an amendment to the county charter that would allow the commission to remove the county executive with a four-fifths vote.

CBS Sports Radio 1270–05/09/2012

Robert Ficano announces staffing changes (WWJ Photo/Marie Osborne, File).

Ficano Named In Ex-Deputy’s Whistleblower Suit

Wayne County’s former deputy executive claims in a whistleblowers’ suit that his ex-boss tried to cover-up severance deals for top appointees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012

Judge Declares Wayne County Worker Pay Cut Invalid

A judge has ruled that Robert Ficano needed the Wayne County Commission’s approval before cutting pay to union workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2011