Detroit mayor opposes financial emergency appeal
By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press March 6, 2013 4:18PM
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is interviewed in his office, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The mayor says he believes Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will appoint an emergency manager over the city's finances and that he "intends to work collaboratively" with that person. Bing says he's considering whether to appeal a determination by a state-appointed review team and Snyder that Detroit has not put forward a plan to resolve the city's serious financial problem. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
DETROIT (AP) — 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.