The lemonade may be long gone but the accolades for Detroit’s own ‘Lemonade Kid’ keep rolling in.
Michigan State Treasurer Andy Dillon is threatening to withhold a $28 million state revenue sharing payment to Detroit unless the city’s top attorney renounces her challenge to the consent agreement.
Wading into the complicated situation, Detroit’s celebrated Rev. Marvin Winans called the Charlie Langton Talk Radio 1270 morning show to defend Crittendon, saying she just stood up for what she believes.
People don’t want taxpayer money going to save Detroit but I don’t think there should be any choice in the matter. It’s time to take a deep breath and do what it takes to help the city.
In addition to reviewing the budget council must also decided who will fill council’s two seats on the financial review team under the consent agreement with the state.
Ike McKinnon said, “I don’t think white people are out turning the lights off, white people that are saying police shouldn’t respond, I don’t think there are white people killing young black people in the city of Detroit.”
An emergency manager would have the power to dismiss the mayor and City Council and redo union contracts.
Does Michigan’s strong union culture ever come up overseas?
Snyder answered that they should want this deal, that it’s good for the city and that they have to act.
Councilman Kwame Kenyatta says the city needs to start fighting these lawsuits in court and stop settling.