Today is the council’s deadline to offer an alternative, which must save the city at least $4 million a year in maintenance costs.
“How dare someone come into this city and take away the most treasured jewel of our citizens,” Councilwoman Joann Watson steamed.
The secrecy raises more questions about the transparency of the EM and the state, which are handling billions of dollars and city treasures without as much as a public meeting.
Vandals, scrappers and urban explorers are disrupting a pair of peregrine falcons and their chicks atop the Whittier.
At first glance, the hulking Globe Building on Detroit’s east riverfront looks like any industrial eyesore – a collapsing roof, faded exterior and rusted steel beams.
The plan smacks of antagonism and divisiveness at a time when the city is shedding vital services to avoid bankruptcy.