Ken Cockrel http://michiganradio.org en Detroit leaders promise ambitious 'Future City' plan will become reality http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-leaders-promise-ambitious-future-city-plan-will-become-reality <p>Detroit officials say they’re committed to making the <a href="http://detroitfuturecity.com/">Detroit Future City</a> plan a reality.</p><p>The comprehensive –and controversial – plan has been years in the making. It’s meant to serve as a long-term guide for city leaders and policy-makers.</p><p>Detroit Future City started with a more modest goal –finding a better way to deal with Detroit’s abundant vacant land.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 16536 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit leaders promise ambitious 'Future City' plan will become reality Detroit Council member, former interim mayor Ken Cockrel won't seek re-election http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-council-member-former-interim-mayor-ken-cockrel-wont-seek-re-election <p>Detroit City Council member and former Detroit mayor Kenneth Cockrel Jr. says he won’t seek re-election this year.</p><p>Cockrel is serving his fourth term on the City Council. He also served briefly as mayor after Kwame Kilpatrick resigned in 2008—but lost the follow-up election to Dave Bing.</p><p>In a <a href="http://kencockreljr.tumblr.com/">statement released Tuesday,</a> Cockrel says he’s decided that “now is the time” to leave the Council.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:26:40 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 12261 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Council member, former interim mayor Ken Cockrel won't seek re-election