DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - Governor Snyder is disappointed that Mayor Bing thinks he is "disingenuous," but a spokesperson for the Governor says that won't stop the state from continuing to negotiate a consent agreement.
That's what the mayor's comments are about, the proposed consent agreement that some are calling an emergency manager in disguise.
While Geralyn Lasher, spokesperson for Governor Snyder says under the consent agreement the City Council and the Mayor would still have input to run the city, the agreement says anything the mayor or council propose or do must be approved by a nine member Financial Advisory Board and the chairperson of that board would be appointed by the governor.
State Representative Maureen Stapleton, a Democrat from Detroit says this is a "Czar-Board" that she sees as having the same powers as an Emergency manager.
Geralyn Lasher says while there is not a lot of time there is room for change in the proposed agreement but if there is not consensus on the agreement by the end of the month, an emergency manager is the next step in the process. Lasher says the Governor is trying to avoid that.
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