New challenges surround Detroit's Emergency Manager, challenges that also impact City Council
11:26 PM, Apr 1, 2013
1:58 PM, Jul 10, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit activist Robert Davis continues to challenge the Emergency Manager in court and now he is challenging the City Council's right to even hold a meeting.
He has filed a lawsuit against both the EM and city council in Wayne Circuit and sent emails to council members telling them they could not meet.
But a spokesman for Kevyn Orr, the Emergency Manager, says the law does not preclude council from meeting. Orr has also reached out to council members either by phone or in person to tell them their meetings could go ahead.
Now the PR person for Council President Charles Pugh says they have scheduled a meeting for Tuesday morning.
At the same time Robert Davis says depositions by Governor Rick Snyder, State Treasurer Andy Dillon and Emergency Manager Orr on Tuesday morning are on hold because the state has filed a motion to delay the depositions a month.
That lawsuit is against the process of appointing an Emergency Manager. It was filed in Ingham County.
Davis tells 7 Action News that if the council does meet he will go to the Court of Appeals to try to get an injunction to stop the meeting.
Davis's group is called Citizens United Against Corrupt Government, but the federal government apparently thinks Davis is corrupt himself.
He had been indicted for allegedly pocketing money from Highland Park Schools while serving as a School Board member. Davis says he is innocent and the charges are politically motivated.