Detroit Mayor Won't Appeal Governor's Decision

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he doesn't support an effort by the City Council to appeal Gov. Rick Snyder's declaration that the city is in a financial emergency with no good plan to turn things around.
Bing said Wednesday afternoon that whether people like it or not "an emergency manager is coming to Detroit."
Detroit is facing a $327 million budget deficit.
Snyder agreed Friday with a review team's report on Detroit's financial emergency. He prescheduled a hearing date for Tuesday in case his decision was appealed.
The City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday afternoon to appeal that decision.
Bing says he "decided the fighting must stop now" and things must move forward to improve the lives of city residents.

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  • by paul Location: lansing on Mar 6, 2013 at 07:21 PM
    They dont want the help because they have done such a wonderful job on their own. Besides if they get emergency help they won't be able to continue to spend, spend, spend. The problem is they have the same problem there as we have here only on a much bigger scale. We need to spend it on things like EMS,Polie and fire. We also need to take care of our streets, parks and schools. But we do not need to fund all of these community centers, groups, gardens,special events, trips, river walks, and much much more that isnt a must fund when we are in a financial crisis. When things improve then we can once again explore these options. I wish the city of Detroit the best of luck we need it to be strong and Mi needs it to thrive. Lets face it Detroit is seen by the rest of our country as the cornerstone of Michigan. there is a lot of great people and great things in that city and she just needs people that can do the job to get her back on the right track and not push their own agenda.
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