- published: 16 May 2008
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Detroit City Council holds meeting on city's financial situation
The Detroit City Council will get a 2.5% increase in pay next year because it did nothing Tuesday. There's no need to adjust your set, because you heard me right: They will get more dough because they did nothing. "There's no good time to ask for a pay raise," said councilman Gabe Leland, District 7. Here's the deal - The Detroit Elected Officials Compensation Board decided to increase City Council's pay by 2.5 percent. The only thing that could stop the deal was if the council voted within 30 days to reject the money. Tuesday was the last day to do that, and they didn't reject it. They didn't even take up the vote. But not everyone will take that extra money. "Sometimes the residents of the City of Detroit just want their elected officials to feel like we're in this together," sa...
Council and residents are frustrated about various city issues.
http://detroitiscrap.com Detroit's beleaguered city government exploded today when the council threw out Deputy Mayor Anthony Adams after a heated verbal confrontation between him and Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel over the proposed Detroit-Windsor Tunnel deal and benched a development proposal after receiving an unsigned letter accusing Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's father of participating in it. Advertisement Coupled with Cockrel's statement to reporters that she had received a letter from federal authorities informing her that some of her phone conversations were recorded as part of the probe into the Synagro contract as well as a letter ordering her to produce all documents she had related to the Synagro contract and Systematic Recycling composting host agreement, today's turbulence was...
By Suzette Hackney • Detroit Free Press Staff Writer A Detroit City Council special investigative session into a police whistle-blower lawsuit settlement erupted into a yelling match when President Pro Tem Monica Conyers made claims that she was being disrespected. The argument began when Conyers asked an independent attorney who was testifying if the council could be sued by Detroit residents for approving the $8.4-million lawsuit settlement. Councilwoman JoAnn Watson said: "They can sue you; I voted no." Conyers told Watson to stop interrupting and disrespecting her. She added: "We all know how you voted; you don't have to keep repeating it." Moments later, Conyers interrupted Council President Ken Cockrel as he was questioning Carl Edwards, the Detroit attorney. Cockrel ...
Detroit City Council members react to possible state takeover
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Detroit City Council budget showdown
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