A new report suggests that Council is a financial stumbling block as well.
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Back in 2002, the Detroit City Council discussed whether to allow Detroit voters to approve a city manager form of government — which is how many of Michigan’s cities, from Coopersville to Inkster to Ann Arbor, are run. These cities still have mayors and city councils, but the mayor is a voting member of City … Continue Reading →
The people of Detroit are looking for something, anything, that will end the get-out-of-Detroit movement. Their children, grandchildren and neighbors are all packing and backing out of driveways daily. Pastors are looking for land to build in the outlying areas near the city, something across Eight Mile or near the airport area, just out of … Continue Reading →
Detroit’s City Council has finally seen the light. In a monumental 5-4 decision, the latest consent agreement offered by Gov. Snyder establishes a chance for Detroit to solve their decades of fiscal impropriety, a generation of political denial of problems that Detroit has to face before we can look forward to the next version of … Continue Reading →
For Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, the title of this situation could also be re-worded as “How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Accept the EFM”. After all, Mayor Bing is the best option for an EFM as anyone could consider, and a 9-member finance council is far more than what other cities under both the … Continue Reading →