City of Troy and State of Michigan not seeing eye-to-eye on how to pick new mayor

(WXYZ) - The city of Troy and the state are not seeing eye-to-eye on how to pick a new mayor and it could end up costing taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Officials broke ground on the controversial new transit system today which was suppposed to be a new start for the city.

It will be a hub for rail, bus, and taxi services, but the question of Troy's mayor overshadowed the event.

The council elected Dane Slater to serve as mayor until next November after the voters recalled the former mayor.

The state of Michigan says the appointment is not legal and the city must have a special election so the voters can vote on a new mayor.

The election would happen in February and cost anywhere from $50,000 to $75,000.

Some on council say they won't fight the state but the mayor says he will.

The state of Michigan said that the city had to notify them by 5:00 p.m. today on how they'll start to prepare for the February election.

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