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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...
Detroit City Council holds meeting on city's financial situation
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 member Mary Sheffield is seen in a snapshot with a man notorious for bribing city officials. There's no indication Sheffield has done anything wrong, but does posing with Jackson send the wrong message?
Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh was in court on Thursday in New York and is now being extradited to Detroit. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
While at a session trying to override Mayor Ken Cockrel's veto, Barbara Rose-Collins is inspired to sin "Onward, Christian Soldiers" as she warns the citizens of Detroit that there is a conspiracy to take Cobo Hall away from the city. This was probably one of the weirdest things that the Detroit City Council has ever done. For more on this story, see my blog: http://inkslwc.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/detroit-city-council-session-turns-crazy-complete-with-racism-and-hymn-singing/
Former Detroit City Council dealing with city business. This is beyond description.
Newslink: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/21636072/kenyatta-if-efm-comes-to-detroit-expect-protests DETROIT (WJBK) - "I'm issuing a challenge to the governor tonight. Don't be a dictator. Preserve democracy. Sit down with the mayor. Sit down with the head of City Council," said Detroit City Council Member Kwame Kenyatta. He added that if an emergency financial manager does comes in, you can expect protests in Detroit. This week, we've already seen protesters in cars stopping traffic on the Lodge and I-94. On Thursday, three slow moving vehicles clogged traffic on eastbound I-94. "When the truck drivers had an issue and a concern across this country, what did the Teamsters do? They stopped traffic on every freeway in this country until they got their issues met," Kenyatta said. The c...
In screwed news...The city of Detroit is in turmoil. That city is broke - and its residents are struggling to get by. And - Detroit retirees are facing steep pension cuts. So naturally - despite all of this despair - a compensation committee has recommended that the members of the Detroit City Council get raises. Yup - you heard that right. As you can imagine - this move isn't going over too well with the people of the Motor City. Joining me now for more on that is Reverend D. Alexander Bullock - Executive Director of the Change Agent Consortium. LIVE from D.C. starting at 7pm eastern. For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at T...
Charles Pugh took a plea deal and admitted to having sex with a minor. The former Detroit City Council president now faces 5 1/2 to 15 years in prison. He will be placed on Michigan's sex offender registry for life. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
Council and residents are frustrated about various city issues.
Detroit City Council members react to possible state takeover