Mayor Bing to be ousted from office? Council members to try

Some Detroit City Council members are calling for the removal of Mayor Dave Bing from office, they told the Motor City Muckraker this morning.

The administration has acknowledged it transferred $30,000 from a city agency into a bank account for a nonprofit and quickly took back the money after council shed light on the deposit.

Kenyatta and at least two other council members are considering a hearing to remove the mayor from office, which may be possible under the city’s new charter, which was approved by voters last year.

The charter gives city officials authority to remove some elected officials from office, a measure inspired by former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s refusal to resign amid criminal allegations.

It’s unclear whether the bank transfer is enough to remove Bing from office, but the mayor only has one consistent ally on council, James Tate.

Kenyatta is among four council members who voted against a consent agreement, which eventually spared the city from an emergency financial manager – for now.

The Motor City Muckraker is awaiting comment from the mayor’s office.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Eric

    If this is true, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bing was setup by the Council. Bing is a millionaire, he’s not trying to steal 30K from the City.

  • Charles Towne

    Same BS, different day. No cohesion, clear sense of direction or leadership. With a divide and conquer attitude it’s the people who are being conquered you dopes. Would even just one strong person emerge and take the reins please. What a sad saga. Just saying.

  • I love the quote from Pugh: “That is the real for real.”. That is awesome. On other fronts, yeah, lets kick out the mayor because there are so many other highly qualified people that want that job. SMH. Focus on the city guys. Bing, Pugh, hug it out. and GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND CUT THE SIDE DEALS, THE PERKS AND FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE!!! Ok, I feel better now.

    • Abigail Shah

      Doni! You made me laugh. Well said!