Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Mayor Bing to Deliver His 4th Turnaround Plan Tonight

Mayor Dave Bing is scheduled to deliver his State of the City address this evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. According to the local newspapers, much of his address will focus on presenting his latest plan to turn the City of Detroit's finances around without resorting to bankruptcy or an emergency manager.

This, of course, will be the 4th turnaround plan that he has presented. It's part of a series that began back in 2009 when he appointed what was then termed a "Crisis Turnaround Team", whose plans were never fully implemented.

The question that I hope Mayor Bing will answer this evening is: how is this turnaround plan different from all of the other ones that he has brought forth, but never fully implemented?

Update @ 10:11 p.m.
I started to write a lengthy (as in 9 pages and counting before I gave up on it) rebuttal to everything that Mayor Bing said this evening. However, I can't help but feel that such a post simply isn't worth it.

The answer of it, though, is that this "turnaround plan" is exactly like all of the other ones that he has proposed over the years, but never fully implemented.

Update @ 10:16 p.m.
Also, and this is purely a personal point, but I was shock that Mayor Bing was able to use the phrase "continued transparency" and not be struck by lightning. Last November, I filed a FOIA request for public records that his Administration had but refused to share with the public.

Video from it is below.

Does that look like "continued transparency"?

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