Before voting publicly on giving $34.5 million to billionaire Tom Gores, council members already assured the Pistons team owner they would get the money – a violation of state law.
Students, faculty and members of the public will now have a chance to speak out about the bonus after the board increased tuition by 4.2% this year and embarked on expensive projects.
Just weeks after raising tuition by an average of 4.2%, the Wayne State University Board of Governors held a secret meeting to give President M. Roy Wilson a $25,000 bonus – an apparent violation of the Michigan Constitution and Open Meetings Act.
Sunshine law that requires a transparent government likely will be ignored by the state.
Six Detroit City Council members have been meeting in secret to hammer out a plan to avoid bankruptcy with deep budget cuts.
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.
These aren’t just any public meetings; they will drive the direction of the city’s future – and ultimately our lives.
The meeting room where Detroit City Council members make decisions every week is so small that residents are wedged into a tiny seating area – if they’re lucky. Many are locked out with no chance to speak to their elected leaders about cuts to police, public lighting and other services. For those who dare speak […]
Dear Detroit Council President Charles Pugh, When your constituents feel under siege by the state takeover and the rapid loss of services, it’s time to stop locking the door on Detroiters. As president of the Detroit City Council, you were elected to hear from your constituents, no matter how much you dislike their message. Once […]