Mike Duggan speaks about upcoming November election
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan remains adamant he will not debate his challenger ahead of the November election. Anthony Adams has been critical of Duggan when it comes to city infrastructure, a rise in violent crime and a drop in affordable housing.
Speaking on WDET’s Detroit Today, Duggan said he will not give a platform to Adams' criticisms, which he calls “hate speech”.
“People can criticize me all day like I am trying to change politics in this city. I'm taking a stand on this. I really don't care who criticizes me. I just don't think this kind of campaign deserves a platform. Certainly I'm not going to contribute to it.” Mike Duggan said.
Duggan again offered "wait-and-see" comments towards members of Detroit City Council who are under investigation or indictment.
Councilman Andre Spivey has been charged with bribery. Janae Ayers and Scott Benson have both had their offices raided by the FBI.
Gabe Leland resigned from council earlier this year as part of a plea agreement.