06/04/2012 08:30 am ET

Detroit Will Charge Utilities For Emergency-services Costs

By Cecil Angel

Detroit's newly created emergency services cost-recovery ordinance could reap millions of dollars for the city and spur utilities to respond more quickly to downed power lines, supporters say.

The ordinance, which passed 7-0 on Tuesday, went into immediate effect, said Kirsten Ussery, spokeswoman for City Council President Charles Pugh.

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