Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Detroit calls emergency budget meeting to avoid emergency state takeover, not enough council members show up to hold the meeting

Do you need to ask why Detroit is in an emergency situation now? I didn't think so.
A critical Detroit City Council meeting this afternoon to debate widespread, painful cuts in a last-minute effort to avoid an emergency manager ended abruptly because not enough council members showed up.

The 1 p.m. meeting ended about a half hour later after Council President Charles Pugh noticed that most of his colleagues weren't present.

Five of the nine council members are required for the meeting to be legal.

After recognizing only four council members were present... Keep on reading...