The council approval came Tuesday by a 6-2 vote. The mayor has said $400 million is for restoring the city’s budget with the remaining $426 million going toward community investments. See which here.
The misconduct conviction was part of a plea deal secured by Gabe Leland's attorney. He originally faced a federal charge for taking thousands of dollars for free autobody work from an area businessman.
But with the general election just a few months away in November, some question if an appointment makes the most sense.
"We still are dealing with a lot of violence as is every big city in the country," Duggan said. "This is not going to be a period of time where we tread water. I am expecting an interim chief to come in and be very aggressive in dealing with the gun violence."
Political insider Adolph Mongo breaks down why council President Brenda Jones, Andre Spivy, Raquel Castaneda Lopez, and Gabe Leyland are not running again.
President Brenda Jones has served on the city council for 16 years and another seven as the body's leader. She is the second member to announce they would not run for reelection this week.
"Retirement does not suit me; I don't know how to sit around," says Virgil C. Smith as he discusses his run for Detroit City Council with Fox 2.
In addition to his work as a school dean, Knight also started a non-profit called Caught Up to help at-risk youth. He was inspired to start the group after losing friends to violence when he was a kid.
Former Fox 2 News Reporter M.L. Elrick will declare his candidacy for Detroit City Council Monday.
Parents charged for the non-fatal shooting of their 3-year-old child.
Councilman Gabe Leland was indicted by a grand jury in 2018 for allegedly taking $15,000 in bribes for free auto bodywork.
Five of the companies given demolition contracts are black-owned, while 51% of the workers hired will be residents of Detroit. "We can do this ourselves," said Councilman Scott Benson.
"If this happens, people should rest assured this is not another chicken in the hen house," he said. "This is a watchdog going in the hen house and chasing out the foxes."
A Detroit man was charged Thursday with shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl, the step-sister of his infant daughter, after an argument with the baby's mom.
Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones has tested positive for coronavirus, according to her campaign.
Detroiters had time to weigh in on Mayor Mike Duggan's two-hundred and fifty million dollar bond proposal to demolish empty blighted homes. Following a scathing report from the Auditor General, who found several problems with the blight demolition program, several city councilmembers and residents remain unconvinced the plan to speed up the program is the best idea.
A 250 million dollar bond proposal put forth by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was debated by residents and council members in front of the city council on Tuesday. While its plan would be to eradicate blight throughout the city in five years, a blistering report from the Auditor General last week pointed out several problems with the city's demolition program.
Former Detroit City Council President and FOX 2 anchor Charles Pugh was in court on Thursday for an evidence hearing.
Detroit City Council Task Force on Black Male Engagement has been cheering on students since 2014.
Pugh is facing a lifetime behind bars if convicted.