“Houses are being burned down, we’re living in squalor, and I’m sick and tired of it. I’m a taxpayer and I do not want or need to live like this. Please mayor, do something,” the Detroiter pleaded.
Detroiters know all too well that their neighborhoods are filled with abandoned and burned buildings. After putting up with it for so long, residents say they don’t care who is in charge, they just want their city back.
Gov. Rick Snyder acknowledged that his decision to appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit is bittersweet.
The governor’s nominee to become Detroit’s emergency financial manager says the job is the “Olympics of restructuring.”
“I am pleased that this long trial has ended and we can finally put this negative chapter in Detroit’s history behind us,” said Dave Bing.
Traffic was slowed almost to a halt along I-94 Monday morning as part of protests over the governor’s decision to appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit.
The 69-year-old mayor has been swept up in the vortex of despair that has come to symbolize much of Detroit during the past few years. To some, the city’s failings represent Bing’s failure in his third career choice.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is passing on the idea of making a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
“Only 37 percent of voters in the state approve of the job he’s doing to 54 percent who disapprove,” the newest poll found.
Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit City Council are planning their next move ahead of Monday’s deadline to request a hearing in hopes of convincing Gov. Rick Snyder to change his mind that Detroit needs an emergency financial manager.