Mackinac Island -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing knows that his staff is slowing down his progress toward reviving Detroit, but he also sees no solution at hand.
In a brief interview during the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference, a less buoyant than usual mayor acknowledged the shortcomings of his management unit, saying, "The team in place is not as strong as I'd like it to be in terms of its effectiveness and expertise."
The mayor bristled a bit, though, in addressing the whispers about dysfunction in his office that are increasing among the business leaders gathered here.
"I get a lot of lip service from a lot of people about wanting to be supportive, but not much help," he said. "Everybody has opinions. What we need is more help meeting our many needs."
Asked who he was referring to, Bing singled out the business community.
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110603/...#ixzz1OFsEnUqG
Change the city charter to an Emergency charter and get it done now if you wait until Nov then figure in the holidays then the new year nothing is going to move forward until mid summer next.It is hard to get support from the business community if the house in not in order.