Detroit residents voice frustrations to council at meeting

(WXYZ) - At a community meeting Tuesday night, Detroit residents let the city council know their frustrations.

Residents said they were unhappy about the lack of working street lights, the high crime rate and the possibility of a state takeover.

Councilmembers say they are frustrated, too, and doing all they can to find new revenue to help the city, both in the short term and in the long term.

In an effort to try and stop the cash bleed in the city of Detroit, the city's administration wants to make some big changes for non-union workers.

One of the changes being proposed to council is increasing the number of furlough days. Another major change would be suspending pension payments for a year, but that would also mean non-union employees would not earn a year of service credits toward their pension.

  The administration is discussing the proposals with council and they would have to negotiate the same changes with the unions. 

 

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