The Detroit City Council today unanimously approved former state Treasurer Robert Bowman as the joint appointee of Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder as well as the council’s own two selections for the financial advisory board that will have a significant oversight function as Detroit shapes its future budgets ...

Only six members of the City Council attended the session today. Three who voted against the consent agreement -- JoAnn Watson, Brenda Jones and Kwame Kenyatta -- were absent.

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