Six of nine Detroit City Council members appear to have violated the state’s Open Meetings Act today by meeting in private with editors, columnists and reporters at the Detroit Free Press.
A defiant council marched off to holiday recess, saying it would not back down. Now council is backing down.
Today, state Rep. Fred Durhal is expected to announce he’ll throw his hat in the ring, and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon likely will follow within the next two weeks.
These aren’t just any public meetings; they will drive the direction of the city’s future – and ultimately our lives.
I decided to do what Pugh wouldn’t: Find out what’s really going on.
Duggan is being trumpeted by the media as the most electable white mayoral candidate since the early 1970s. The story is leading most local news sites, and he hasn’t officially decided whether he’s running.
The state and Mayor’s Office failed to convince the council to approve the lease, which would have added at least $1.6 million to maintain the park.
Detroit City Council is to begin debating the merits of transferring control of Belle Isle to the state under a 30-year lease agreement supported by Mayor Dave Bing.
Pugh again took time out of a public meeting today to urge the audience and TV viewers to vote for Detroit Vegan Soul, owned by staffer Kirsten Ussery, as part of a Hatch Detroit contest that is offering a grant to help one local business get off the ground.
Turns out, the pending deal between Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder offers no assurance that the financially struggling park would receive a penny for improvements. In fact, any future funding depends on the availability of state funds, which are controlled by a traditionally anti-Detroit Legislature.