The city of Detroit’s new “storyteller,” hired by Mayor Mike Duggan during an election year, is now turning his attention to one of the mayor’s biggest critics – the Metro Times.
The petition also calls for the end of Christopher Columbus Day in Detroit.
The resignation comes amid a federal investigation into Mayor Duggan’s demolition program.
Duggan, who has yet to develop a plan to combat poverty, won’t square off with Coleman Young II, and the mayor has found a way to blame his opponent.
Mayor Duggan has not yet responded to a request to participate in the town hall meeting focused exclusively on poverty.
The deepening divide between downtown and the neighborhoods is anything but fiction. Let’s look at the facts.
Mayor Duggan spent $1.2 million on his re-election bid since November, shelling out money to more than 225 people, including his son and an ex-felon, for work ranging from canvassing neighborhoods to conducting telephone polls.
Duggan’s fundraising prowess raises serious questions about his influence with outsiders and those who have contributed heavily to Republican candidates, including Donald Trump, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Republican Party.
Police removed Meeko Williams from a public park on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion.
Many black and Latino residents are asking billionaire Dan Gilbert and his company today, “Is this really how you see Detroit?”