Category: Breaking News
Published on Friday, 07 September 2012 12:22
Written by Deadline Detroit
Snyder And Detroit City Council Feuding Over Ballot Proposals
Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday rejected three of four proposed amendments to Detroit's newly revised city charter, including one that would expand lead attorney Krystal Crittendon's power to enforce the document.
According to the Detroit News, the city council this week sent the proposed changes to the state for approval with the intent of placing them before Detroit voters in November. The revisions were intended to clarify issues that have arisen since the new charter took effect in January.
In a letter to Crittendon on Thursday, however, Snyder said most of the changes "appear to signal a retreat from the ethical standards set by the charter, and I cannot support them."
Snyder wrote: "My office went to great lengths last year to work with the City of Detroit to secure approval of the City's proposed charter. "One of the key features … was the 'clean government' provisions of the document, which were designed to prevent corruption, cronyism, and the use of public resources for private gain."
And late Thursday, several council members vowed to override the governor's action at a meeting this morning.