Finally, a debate: Watch Detroit District 4 City Council candidates square off

October 14, 2021, 11:34 PM

Latisha Johnson and ML Elrick

Detroit's mayor won't have his feet held to the fire with a debate this election cycle, but a set of council candidates did Thursday night thanks to the Authentically Detroit podcast of the Eastside Community Network.

District 4 candidates ML Elrick and Latisha Johnson, an ex-watchdog reporter and community developer, were asked about inequitable deployment of resources to neighborhoods, overtaxation, policing, bike lanes and green infrastructure.

The race for the spot left open by disgraced former councilmember Andre Spivey is one of the most hotly contested. Johnson won the seven-way primary with 2,600 votes, while Elrick came in second with 2,000.

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