Detroit Charter Commission http://michiganradio.org en Detroit voters approve new city charter http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-voters-approve-new-city-charter <p>Voters in Detroit have capped a two-year process by <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20111108/NEWS01/111108077/Detroiters-approve-Proposal-C-charter-overhaul?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|FRONTPAGE">approving a new city charter</a>.</p><p>Detroiters voted to open the charter up for an overhaul in 2009, amidst questions about whether the current city charter enabled corruption.</p><p>An elected charter commission spent two years putting together the proposal. It faced stiff resistance from some prominent Detroit figures, including several Detroit City Council members.</p><p>But in the end, the new charter passed overwhelmingly, with about 58% of the vote. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 04:01:49 +0000 Mark Brush & Sarah Cwiek 4892 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit voters approve new city charter Detroit Charter Commission ready to get down to work http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-charter-commission-ready-get-down-work <P>Detroit may see its most sweeping political reforms in decades in 2011.</P> <P>&nbsp;The city’s Charter Commission will really get down to work next year.</P> <P>&nbsp;Detroiters voted to open the city charter up for change in mid-2009.</P> <P>&nbsp;Now, the charter’s fate lies in the hands of the nine elected Charter Commission members. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:07:28 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 698 at http://michiganradio.org