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Snyder To Detroit Financial Advisory Board: Don't Let Council Disagreement Stall Action

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, right, answers reporters questions about the consent agreement between the state and Detroit as Diirector of Urban Initiatives Harvey Hollins, left, looks on during a news conference Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Detroit. Snyder says a deal between Detroit and state officials on handling the city's deep financial problems means it's time to turn to solutions, not problems. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) | AP

By Suzette Hackney

Gov. Rick Snyder this afternoon said Detroit's financial advisory board should begin immediately meeting to shape the city's fiscal future -- with or without input from Detroit City Council.

Snyder said the city-state consent agreement does not require that all members of the nine-person board be appointed before they begin meetings, nor that City Council appoint its members by a required time.

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