01/30/2013 03:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dave Bing: Belle Isle Decision Could Lead To Additional Cutbacks, Detroit Mayor Says

(DETROIT) -- Mayor Dave Bing said in a statement Tuesday that he was "extremely disappointed" regarding City Council's decision to table the vote on the Belle Isle lease deal with the state.

Bing said he received a letter from the Governor's office confirming that he has withdrawn the proposed Belle Isle lease agreement from further consideration. The plan, Bing said, would have provided state funding for the operation, renovation and maintenance of the island as a state park, as the city worked to stabilize its finances.

"I believe the majority of Detroiters supported this lease agreement," Bing said. "City Council’s actions today will force us to look at making additional cutbacks that may negatively impact the City’s other parks.”

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