Detroit Mayor Dave Bing plans State of the City address

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing plans to deliver his annual State of the City address next week as he works to deal with the city's ongoing financial crisis.

The mayor's office says the address is at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Detroit School of Arts.

Bing announced last week that Detroit will close nearly half of its parks and reduce maintenance and other services at dozens of others.

Bing is trying to find as many savings as possible while dealing with a budget deficit of more than $300 million.

A review team is expected this month to report the city's fiscal condition to Gov. Rick Snyder, who could appoint an emergency manager if a financial emergency is found.

Bing has already decreased spending, cut jobs and instituted unpaid furlough days.

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