Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman, Westland Mayor William Wild and Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett appear on MICHIGAN MATTERS this Sunday and talk about their city’s imprint and opportunities.
Each also shares stories about Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson – who died of pancreatic cancer on Aug 3. The longtime Republican served 26 years as County Executive.READ MORE: Preorders For Ford Electric F-150 Lightning Tops 100,000
Mr. Patterson also was a founding member of the MICHIGAN MATTERS roundtable and appeared as the the show’s conservative voice since its debut 15 years ago. His funeral was held Thursday.State Lawmakers Look To Fight Pollution in Michigan Auto Lots and Junkyards
Mayor Waterman – who has known Mr. Patterson for decades – shared her story about Pontiac’s busing case and how her family was involved. She also explains his role in helping the city deal with its blight problem.
Mayor Barnett, who was elected President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, called Mr. Patterson his mentor. He was asked if he might be a candidate for the Oakland County Executive job which is open in 2020.
The mayoral round table also weighs in on economic development, blight, the opioid epidemic and more.MORE NEWS: Michigan Lawmakers Looks To Give More Time For Drivers To Renew Expired Drivers License and Vehicle Registrations
Watch MICHIGAN MATTERS Sunday at 11:30am on CBS 62