Michigan board to consider Belle Isle deal
"A Michigan board is planning to meet to consider proposals to lease Detroit's 985-acre Belle Isle park to the state. Gov. Rick Snyder and emergency manager Kevyn Orr signed a 30-year lease on Oct. 1 to make Belle Isle a state park, saving Detroit $6 million annually in maintenance. But the city council rejected the deal and instead voted for a 10-year lease," the Associated Press reports.
Ex-convict sworn in to Flint City Council
"The new Flint city council was sworn in to office yesterday, including a new councilman who served time for murder. Councilman Wantwaz Davis served 19 years in prison for murdering a man he claims assaulted his mother," Steve Carmody reports.
Detroit mayor's recount cost Wayne County $5,500
The recount the Board of State Canvassers had to do for Detroit's mayoral primary has cost Wayne County nearly $5,500. The recount came after confusion over the number of write-in votes for then candidate, Mike Duggan. The Detroit Free Press has more.