Charter Commission expected to present budget to City Council

Breaking: Detroit City Charter Commission will present their budget to City Council.

We believe The Charter Commission will submit their budget today and possibly present it during Friday’s Executive Sessions. We will keep this page updated. 

Just in from Charter Commissioner Nicole Small: Detroit Charter Commission Budget and Finance Committee will meet April 30, 2020 at 12pm to discuss amending our proposed FY 20-21 budget for City Council’s approval. We will work to appeal to Council not to support Councilman Scott Benson’s proposal to slash our current budget by 70% and replace the Charters independent Counsel with the City’s attorney’s appointed by the Mayor.

Our goal is to consider any potential budget amendments without compromising the work needed to ensure the Citizens have a voice in the revised Charter and that the people will still have access to the revision process. Please join us Thursday, April 30th at 12pm if you have any questions ⬇️

Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/dmp-rugr-vio Join by phone +1 318-814-8301 (PIN: 339959281)

As part of our ongoing monitoring of Detroit City Council and this week’s Executive Sessions we strive to keep our members and supporters aware of important aspect of the Budget Process.

On Monday, Council Member Scott Benson presented proposed revisions to the City Charter Revision Commission’s budget.

Yesterday, Wednesday April 29th, Charter Commission members Carol Weaver, Barbara Wynder and Nicole Small and the Commission’s Corporate Council joined the Executive Session at 10 am.

The Charter Commissioners are expected to return today with their own budget proposal for City Council to discuss and consider.

We at Detroit People’s Platform are concerned about maintaining the separation between the City and the Charter Commission’s mandate to revise the Detroit City Charter.  We do not want the democratic process and the Charter Commissioners  elected by Detroiters undermined with the current COVID-19 crisis used as cover.

We will continue to monitor the City Charter Revision process and Detroit City Council.

“Attend” TODAY’s Detroit City Council Executive Sessions at 10 am and 1 pm on your phone or computer and give public comment

Visit the City Web Page for more details

Detroit City Council will be meeting virtually using a videoconference on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for Executive Sessions.