Councilwoman JoAnn Watson held special Quality of Life Task Force meeting at City Council Sept. 17, 2012 after state officials asked for cancellation of scheduled discussion on Belle Isle lease. New discussion is set for Tues. Sept. 25, 2012 at 1 p.m.
RALLY AGAINST BELLE ISLE TAKEOVER, PA 4 SAT. SEPT. 22 12 NOON AT BELLE ISLE CASINO, SPONSORED BY “FREE DETROIT, NO CONSENT”
COUNCILWOMAN WATSON HAS ASKED CORPORATION COUNSEL KRYSTAL CRITTENDON FOR OPINION ON BELLE ISLE LEASE
Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon with Assistant Council Louis Smith Sept. 12, 2012 after Council voted to issue subpoenas to Mayor Dave Bing, regarding his failure to provide an Executive Organization Plan to Council as required by Charter, and his use of outside counsel including Miller Canfield’s Mike McGee, a co-author of Public Act 4.
- Part of crowd that came out to speak against Belle Isle lease: front Hilanius Phillips, city’s first Black head urban planner; back, Keith Hines, Tina Person, Morris Mays, Tyrone Travis
To read Tyrone Travis’ presentation on history of millages for Belle Isle since 1992 that Detroiters are still paying for, click on Tyrone 9 17 12. VOD will publish other comments from hearing shortly.