Before Detroit City Council could begin providing services and paying the bills in the new year, the nine elected members had to choose a president. But that wouldn’t be easy.
The probe was triggered by a conversation between Police Chief James Craig, the Rev. Horace Sheffield and political consultant Adolph Mongo.
“Dear Detroit News, Go to hell. Go straight to hell. Do not pass go and don’t even think about collecting $200,” Cushingberry wrote.
Today’s election is a clear signal that council is digging in for a fight against the emergency manager’s authority and the bankruptcy proceedings – promises made on the campaign trail.
“How dare someone come into this city and take away the most treasured jewel of our citizens,” Councilwoman Joann Watson steamed.
“I don’t feel comfortable voting on a president until I receive something in writing,” Councilwoman Brenda Jones said.
“They are trying to do gotcha journalism,” Pugh, who raked in a six-figure salary doing similar stories for TV, said. “They make money embarrassing people, and it’s a shame.”