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Gary Brown resigns from Detroit City Council

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Gary Brown says he will step down as Detroit City Council President Pro Tem effective July 1.

Brown tweeted Wednesday that he has accepted a new role in the city's emergency manager's office.

"City Council's power is limited in scope and the legislative responsibilities do not provide any authority over city departments, and thus does not afford the opportunity to affect change in the areas of public safety and city services," Brown wrote in a letter posted on his website.

Orr says Brown will become Detroit's chief compliance officer, spearheading efforts to right-size and reform city operations as part of a broader restructuring. Brown will earn $225,000 a year.

"Gary is the type of change agent we need right now," Orr said. "He's not afraid to tackle the toughest issues and he brings a life-long love for Detroit to the job.

Brown was elected to Council in 2009. With Brown stepping down, only seven council members will remain. Kwame Kenyatta resigned last week.

The Council lost much of its authority when Orr was hired in March to fix Detroit's finances.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

 

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