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Wed March 14, 2012
Governor Snyder urges Detroit leaders to accept consent deal
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder is urging Detroit leaders to accept a consent agreement that would make them accountable to a financial advisory board, even though Mayor Dave Bing and some council members are unhappy with the deal.
Speaking Wednesday in Lansing, the Republican governor says the initial reaction from officials has been "go away."
He says it's a "cultural challenge" to get leaders to accept that the city can't fix its financial woes on its own.
Snyder could appoint an emergency manager, but prefers to reach a consent agreement he says would leave the mayor and council members in charge of policy. City leaders got details of the agreement Tuesday and found lots to criticize.
Bing called Snyder "disingenuous." Snyder says it's unfortunate "to make a personal attack out of this."