03/16/2012 09:17 am ET

City's Draft Of Consent Deal Would Give Mayor Dave Bing The Power

By By Steve Neavling and Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

Saying they are more equipped than the state to avert fiscal ruin in Detroit, Mayor Dave Bing and City Council members are drafting a counterproposal to Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed consent agreement that would leave Bing with the powers of an emergency manager and not put a nine-member board in charge of the city.

Bing and council members have been working on an alternative consent agreement this week, after the one Snyder proposed and made public Tuesday receive rounds of boos and hisses at City Hall and among other Detroiters.

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