Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Michigan: Three Oak Park City Council members facing petitions

Three Oak Park City Council members, Councilman Emile Duplessis, Councilman Paul Levine and Mayor Pro Tem Angela Diggs Jackson are facing recall petitions, with the language already approved.

The three council members are facing voter anger for their support for a new city complex, which will  house City Hall, the 45B District Court and Public Safety Department. Voters had approved a $13 million bond to construct the facility in 2010. The city laid off 15 public safety officers to assist with its $3 million budget deficit the same monthe council voted to move forward with the reduced budget.

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