Bing responds to Snyder's financial emergency declaration - KMSP-TV

Mayor Bing responds to Snyder's declaration of a financial emergency in Detroit

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a financial emergency in Detroit, a determination that could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager over the city's finances.
 
Snyder tells The Associated Press on Friday that his decision on whether to appoint an emergency manager will come after the city's 10-day appeals process.

He says Mayor Dave Bing's office already has been notified of a March 12 hearing date.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing issued the following response:

MAYOR BING'S STATEMENT REGARDING GOV. SYNDER'S DECLARATION OF A FINANCIAL EMERGENCY IN DETROIT

"The Governor has made his decision, and it was his decision alone to make. While I respect it, I have said all along that I do not favor an Emergency Manager for the City of Detroit. I will look at the impact of the Governor's decision as well as other options, to determine my next course of action.

"There needs to be additional conversation with Lansing regarding their plan to move the City forward. We have always said that we need help from Lansing to implement our initiatives such as public safety, transportation, lighting and others. If, in fact, the appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager both stabilizes the City fiscally and  supports our restructuring initiatives which improve the quality of life for our citizens, then I think there is a way for us to work together."

"I firmly believe that Detroit's best days lie ahead, and my sole focus has been and will continue to be working to bring about the great Detroit that we all know can be achieved."

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

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