Detroit City Council to vote on resolutions to avoid EM - FOX 32 News Chicago

Detroit City Council to vote on resolutions to avoid EM

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Time is running out for members of the Detroit city council to be able to say that they do not want an Emergency Manager in the city.

Members of the board agree on that point for the most part, the bottom line is how do you get there? How do you put forth city legislation to stop an EM from coming in? There are two resolutions the council is considering.

The first resolution disputes the state review board's findings that found there is a financial emergency in the city of Detroit. The second resolution will ask the governor to delay action until March 28, that's when Public Act 436 takes effect. That measure gives other options outside of an Emergency Manager.

City council member Ken Cockrel Jr. is hoping the governor will consider other options. "Why not follow your own law? You built it into your new law, Public Act 436, why not wait and let that take effect? So you can fulfill the goals you were trying to accomplish in the first place?" Cockrel said.

And councilwoman Joann Watson went even further saying, "It sounds like we're saying please help us save our jobs. We have to stand for the constitution and our people. It's not about our jobs. And he (Governor Snyder) should not have done it.

The council is meeting on Wednesday at 2 p.m. to vote on the two resolutions. The next deadline in the process is Tuesday, March 12 when representatives of the city will have to go to Lansing and present the case to the Deputy Treasurer disputing the city's financial emergency.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:25:26 GMT
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:16 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices