Minni’s Morning Coffee: In Detroit, Ballot Proposals Keep Piling

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    If six statewide ballot proposals weren’t enough, Detroit just upped the ante.

    Last Friday Detroit City Council voted to override Gov. Rick Snyder and add three controversial amendments—proposals C, G and P—to the city charter on the November ballot. That’s not counting proposal E—one involving petition signatures—that both Snyder and the Council agreed upon.

    That means on Nov. 6th, Detroiters will face 10 ballot proposals after voting for president and other public offices.

    Perhaps the most troubling of the four proposals are G and P. Proposal G would amend the city charter to allow elected officials and city employees to accept gifts while conducting official city business.

    Proposal P would take away the city law that forbids former city officials and employees from entering into contracts with the city for one year after they leave their post.

    Aren’t questionable gifts and conflicts of interest the reason the city is undergoing a federal corruption probe?

    Just ask former City Councilwoman Monica Conyers.

     

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