DETROIT (WWJ) – Thirteen candidates. Different ideas. But they all think they should be the next mayor of Detroit. With one week until the Aug. 6th primary, they gathered at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit.
Mayoral candidate and current Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon was quite vocal about the emergency financial manager’s role in the city’s bankruptcy process:
“You do not impose your will on a community if you believe that the people there are important,” said Napoleon. “I think that the emergency manager is illegal, I believe it’s a violation of the constitution … now that we have declared bankruptcy – why do we need an emergency manager? A bankruptcy judge is in charge at this point – the emergency manager has no authority in the city of Detroit any more. So, I am opposed to the emergency manager, I’ve been opposed since day one.”