Napoleon, a former Detroit Police chief, is considered a frontrunner who could match the fundraising prowess of Mike Duggan, the Detroit Medical Center chief.
The city of Detroit has been within weeks of running out of cash for more than a year now – and services haven’t stopped.
“Our people overwhelmingly supported the president, and there should be a quid pro quo,” Watson said during an emergency budget session.
A defiant council marched off to holiday recess, saying it would not back down. Now council is backing down.
Last week, Bing’s office and the police department told us they were oblivious to a large backhoe and dozens of scrappers who have been aggressively tearing apart the asbesto-laden Packard over the past three months.
The latest incident is yet another slap in the face to firefighters who are forced to battle more blazes with less gear.
“Oh, God,” Janet Howard said, fearing the spreading flames would devour the entire block of Garland and Canfield, where an arsonist also set a blaze the day before. “Please. Please, God.”
Investigation: Thieves tear apart Packard Plant for scrap metal in broad daylight; neighbors at risk
Scrapping thieves have become alarmingly more daring and audacious as police have virtually ignored an organized scrapping operation that has sprung up at the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit.
The city is preparing to seize the Packard Plant because of unpaid taxes that the owner refuses to pay. He maintains he owes no taxes because the city won’t provide basic services to protect his property from arsonists, vandals and thieves.