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Detroit council moves forward with proposed amendments

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DETROIT (MyFox Detroit) -

Detroit City Council bypassed the governor's rejection and voted to place four proposed amendments to Detroit's newly revised city charter in front of voters.

Council decided Friday to move forward with proposed amendments dealing with the role of the head of Detroit's law department enforcing the charter, rehiring city employees and acceptable amounts for job-related gifts.

On Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder rejected three of the four proposed amendments saying most of the changes "appear to signal a retreat from the ethical standards set by the charter."

"I don't think the governor wanted to know the truth," said Council President Charles Pugh. "I think the governor wanted to purposely cast dispursions on what we were trying to do."

FOX 2's Al Allen says after the vote, the paperwork was delievered to the Wayne County Clerk's office.

FOX 2 has placed calls to Snyder's office for a reaction. So far, we have not heard back.

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