Detroit faces two new challenges targeting its consent decree with Michigan.

The city's corporation counsel late last week filed an appeal to a judge's recent decision dismissing her challenge to the decree in which she argued that the decree is invalid because the state owes the city money.

Also last week, a local activist sued the Detroit Financial Advisory Board, which oversees the implementation of the consent decree, for violating the open meetings act.

Activist Robert Davis charged that the board met improperly behind closed doors on June 15 and June 28. The review board is required by the consent decree to hold open meetings, though it is allowed to discuss certain subjects, such as labor contracts, in private.

Ingham Circuit Court Judge Paula Manderfield set a hearing date for July 25, according to local reports.

Davis has already unsuccessfully sued the Detroit board, as well as the board that oversees the Highland Park Schools, for similar violations.

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