Detroit's Chief Operating Officer resigns confirms source

DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - Chief Operating Officer for the City of Detroit, Chris Brown has resigned.  A source confirmed the information to 7 Action News this evening. 

The source tells 7 Action News that Brown's resignation might not be directly tied to his duties here in the city, but that he found another job out of state.

Brown was the mayor's top man.  He was in charge of the Department of Public Lighting and worked to solve the city's lighting issues. He was also in charge of several other critical departments like transportation, the planning and facilities group and the Detroit Water & Sewage Department.

He also played a key role in helping Mayor Dave Bing with the city's finances and implementing the consent agreement.

Brown had been retired but agreed to come to work for Bing to oversee several projects.

Brown had only been chief operating officer since January after the previous COO retired for health reasons.

Big question is how will this affect the city's daily operations or will it with the way the city is restructuring?

The mayor's spokesperson did not return our call.

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