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Should Members Of Detroit's Financial Advisory Board Live In The City?

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DETROIT CITY COUNCIL
New Detroit City Council member Andre Spivey, center at podium, addresses the media, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, in Detroit. The city council members from left, Brenda Jones, Ken Cockrel Jr., Gary Brown, Saunteel Jenkins, Spivey, Charles Pugh, James Tate, Kwame Kenyatta and JoAnn Watson will hold their first 2010 meeting on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) | AP

By Matt Helms

The City Council began interviewing candidates this afternoon for two seats the council will appoint to the nine-member advisory board that will have major oversight of Detroit's finances.

This afternoon, the council was interviewing Gail Sparks Pitts of West Bloomfield, controller of Oakland Community College; W. Howard Morris of Detroit, president and chief investment officer of Prairie & Tireman in Detroit and Ronald Goldsberry of Bloomfield Hills, an automotive practice consultant for Deloitte Consulting and a former vice president at Ford.

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