Detroit (WXYZ) - Detroit City Council voted on Wednesday morning to serve three subpoenas to Mayor Dave Bing’s office.
City Council members say the mayor is not sharing even basic information with them about plans to restructure city departments. They say they hope the subpoenas help resolve a break down in communication, and force him to share requested information.
“We are not getting the information we need from the mayor’s office to make decisions,” said City Council Member Saunteel Jenkins when asked why the subpoenas were needed
The subpoenas ask for information on communications between the mayor’s office and the state, details on the mayor’s plans to restructure departments within the city, and information on legal services the mayor requested outside of the city’s legal department.
“The city council is serious about upholding the city charter, we’re serious about upholding the law of the lands, and that goes for every branch of government,” said Jenkins.
A spokesperson for the mayor said the mayor is going to see that the council gets all the information it requested.
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