CHICAGO — The Detroit City Council Tuesday voted against Michigan legislation that would dissolve the city’s two main pension fund boards and transfer management of the two funds to a nonprofit group in Lansing.

The council’s resolution opposing the legislation is moot. The state bills do not need Detroit’s approval to move forward, but the move is likely the first salvo in what is expected to be a hard-fought battle against Mayor Dave Bing’s plan to shift management of the city’s massive retirement systems to save an estimated $20 million annually.

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