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Let It Rip: Part-time Detroit City Council?

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

A consulting firm says Detroit could save $7 million a year if it made City Council part-time.

"This is a full-time job," Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh said earlier this week.

"I don't see it as a part-time council, but I certainly see ways that we could reduce redundancy, reduce the cost," Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown also remarked.

However, whether council stays full-time or becomes part-time, changes are in the future.  Meanwhile, council members are working on an alternative plan.

Joining Charlie Langton and Taryn Asher on the panel to discuss:

Brown, who has 30 years of service to Detroit both in law enforcement and politics.

And Saunteel Jenkins, a fellow City Council member, who is a lifelong Detroiters and has also dedicated her life to the betterment of the city.

Click on the video above to watch this edition of "Let It Rip."  Plus, let us know your thoughts by posting them in the "Comments" section below.

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