The Detroit City Council has rejected a proposal to transfer thousands of city-owned properties to the Detroit land bank.
The resolution, put forward by Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, would move up to 45,000 tax-reverted properties to the Detroit land bank.
And it would have moved all such properties the city acquires in the future directly to the land bank, bypassing the Council entirely.
Council members bristled at that last portion of the deal. They rejected the measure unanimously.