Detroit Mayor Dave Bing lashed out Thursday against "people with personal
agendas" he blames for stalling his efforts to pull the city from the brink of
financial collapse — a rare expression of public frustration from a man who
seldom lost his cool, even as a professional basketball player.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Bing said it was time to finally
move toward solving the city's www.jimmychooshoes1uk.com budget problems
after a judge dismissed a lawsuit he feared could have caused the city to go
"I didn't come here because I needed the job or I needed income," the
68-year-old mayor said from his office in City Hall. "I came here for one
reason and one reason only: to help fix a broken city. And when I see people
with their personal agendas superseding what our own people need here, that's
what pisses me off."
Bing didn't mention anybody by name but acknowledged frustration after
failing to get Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon, the city's top lawyer,
to drop the legal complaint. Earlier this week, the judge dismissed her lawsuit
against the so-called consent agreement that gave the state a more active role
in Detroit's financial restructuring.
Before that action in court, Detroit's nine-member City Council also refused
the mayor's request to join him in asking Crittendon to drop the lawsuit — even
at the risk of Cheap Jimmy Choo the state withholding millions of
dollars in revenue sharing money from Detroit.
Bing is running things at arguably the lowest point in the city's history.
When elected in May 2009, he inherited a city with budget deficit topping $300
million and dysfunctional systems incapable Jimmy Choo
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