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Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers, foreground is shown in a council meetin with Council President Ken Cockrel Jr., background, in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. Conyers, the wife of a one of the nation's most powerful congressmen, John Conyers, and one of the most volatile and unpredictable elected leaders in Detroit. She has been accused of threatening to shoot a mayoral staffer and publicly called the city council president, and now incoming mayor, "Shrek." In less than two weeks, she takes over as Detroit City Council president when Ken Cockrel Jr. moves up to the mayor's office, replacing the disgraced Kwame Kilpatrick. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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**FILE** Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (right) speaks before the Detroit City Council on Monday, June 11, 2012, as Chris Brown, the city's chief operating officer, listens at left. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (right) speaks before the Detroit City Council on Monday, June 11, 2012, as Chris Brown, the city's chief operating officer, listens at left. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

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**FILE** Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (right) speaks before the Detroit City Council on Monday, June 11, 2012, as Chris Brown, the city's chief operating officer, listens at left. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)