Today is the council’s deadline to offer an alternative, which must save the city at least $4 million a year in maintenance costs.
But the former council president was quick to deny sexual abuse allegations to a reporter last month.
“How dare someone come into this city and take away the most treasured jewel of our citizens,” Councilwoman Joann Watson steamed.
“I needed some time to recover from this situation that hit me like a tsunami,” Pugh told the Free Press.
The former Detroit City councilman resigned in protest of the emergency manager in June.
Ken Cockrel Jr. may become the fourth councilman to resign in the past two months.
“I don’t feel comfortable voting on a president until I receive something in writing,” Councilwoman Brenda Jones said.
A man of two sides, Pugh can be charming, temperamental, progressive, juvenile.
A friend and trainer of Charles Pugh urged Detroiters not to draw conclusions about the council president’s whereabouts and said Pugh would return to office.
Pugh has not responded to colleagues or reporters in the past week. He disabled his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.