Detriot measure has enough signatures for ballot

Thu, Aug 6 2009 — Source: The Michigan Messenger

A coalition of Detroit voters, community organizers and business leaders have collected enough signatures for an initiative to have city council members elected by district instead of the current at-large system to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. The group, Detroiters for Council by District, needed 29,000 signatures to get their proposal on the ballot. On Wednesday the group submitted 37,000 signatures to the City Clerk’s office according to a press release.