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.