facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Detroit mayor seeks to downsize government

March 8, 2012 at 12:29 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, March 8 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said he is working hard to fix the city's fiscal crisis by aggressively downsizing government.

Bing told an audience gathered for his third State of the City address he does not want and will not support an emergency manager for Motor City, the Detroit News reported Thursday.

"I want you to know my commitment remains unwavering as I work toward my primary mission to bring financial stability to city operations and improve the quality of life for our citizens," Bing said.

He said he and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder agree an emergency manager is not in Detroit's best interest.

Bing has asked the state Legislature for "tangible support" to help nail down tentative concessions he's reached with Detroit unions.

He said those deals, not yet ratified by rank-and-file union members, are critical to his plan to keep Detroit solvent.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs
2
New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared
3
Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy
4
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback