Detroit Council Has Issues With New Auto Plant

Fiat Chrysler’s plans to expand its Mack Avenue facilities have hit a road block.

Detroit City Council must sign off on the deal and has raised several concerns.
These include the hiring of Detroit residents.

The issues were raised last week during a meeting of the Planning and Economic Development standing Committee.

It will hold another meeting on the concerns today.

Fiat Chrysler and the city had announced in late February the automakers plan to invest 1.6 billion dollars in the project and would give Detroit residents first access in applying for jobs.

Some council members were concerned that they did not have anything in writing that guarantees that a certain percentage of these jobs would go to Detroiters.