DETROIT (WXYZ) - In a letter from Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to the City's top lawyer, Krystal Crittendon, he orders Crittendon to drop her legal action against the State that challenges the consent agreement and he tells her that she has exceeded her authority.
Crittendon's legal challenge has caused state officials to threaten to withhold millions of dollars in revenue sharing to the city.
In the letter, Mayor Bing tells Crittendon that she has "put the City's financial stability at substantial risk of serious financial consequences."
On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Detroit City Council has a closed-door meeting scheduled with the mayor and Crittendon. Wednesday afternoon council plans to meet with Crittendon alone.
Council President Charles Pugh tells 7 Action News, "There is no reason to get rid of her. She's not incompetent. She's a smart, articulate woman who is doing what the Charter is requiring her to do."
Pugh suggests that the current financial firestorm may have been avoided if Mayor Bing had included Crittendon on meetings to draft the consent agreement.
A spokesperson for Mayor Bing says the city will be able to make payroll on Friday, June 15. But after that, we're told the city will be out of cash unless some quick action is taken.
"Nobody with a good conscious is going to let the city run out of cash. I think the governor and the treasurer are going to make the right decision and that's not to allow Detroit to run out of cash," said Pugh.
According to Bing staffers, the mayor, his executive staff, and state officials are working aggressively to keep the city from running out of cash June 15.
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