Leading the charge is longtime Councilman Kwame Kenyatta, who claims Bing’s office illegally transferred taxpayer money to a nonprofit.
By Steve Neavling Now it’s getting real. State oversight and decades of mismanagement have culminated in the layoffs of 165 Detroit firefighters at a time when blazes are tearing through neighborhoods at rates unseen for years. Mayor Dave Bing made the announcement today as part of an unprecedented series of cuts in an effort to […]
By Steve Neavling Good leaders find common ground in tough times. Then there’s Council President Charles Pugh, whose taste for drama and showmanship unnecessarily ended a public meeting in which Mayor Dave Bing was to make an urgent plea this morning. Instead of allowing the mayor to speak at the beginning of the meeting to […]
By Steve Neavling If you believe Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder’s warnings, the city of Detroit may grind to a halt by week’s end, shutting down buses, trash pickup and government offices. The mayor is expected to warn city council this morning that an internal lawsuit challenging broad and imposing state oversight could […]
If Detroit is consistent about anything, it’s the city’s failure to find good leadership. From the segregationist mayors and city councils of the first half of the 20th century to the ineffective leaders of today, Detroit is a stark example of a city damaged by its own leadership. So as the 2013 mayoral election nears […]