Bing leaves before addressing Detroit City Council on Crittendon - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Bing leaves before addressing Detroit City Council on Crittendon

Posted: Updated:
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing at a press conference where he talked about Friday's special session of the City Council.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Detroit Mayor Dave Bing at a press conference where he talked about Friday's special session of the City Council. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Mayor Dave Bing requested a special session before City Council.  His purpose, to ask them to relieve Krystal Crittendon from her duties as corporation counsel, but instead of being allowed to speak Friday, he was treated to a barrage of criticism from the public.
 
"Why pick on her when he has a whole cadre of highly paid incompetent appointees who can't get their jobs done?" said Gregg Murray.
 
"Is it only when it agrees with you that it's okay to follow the charter?" said Ms. Hampton.

Halfway through the comments, the mayor's people requested he be allowed to speak due to time constraints, but that request was rejected.
 
"The meeting starts with public comment, and so we're only halfway done," said City Council President Charles Pugh.
 
Then he himself interjected and said he had to leave.
 
"Mr. President, I have a conference call with D.C. that I'll have to go to shortly."
 
The meeting was recessed while he took his phone call, leaving an angry crowd to wait.

Earlier in the week Bing had asked Crittendon to resign because of her legal challenge to the consent agreement.  She declined and City Council has indicated they support her.

Late in the day, Bing called a press conference slamming City Council for a lack of respect.  He said he would send council his statement and move on.
 
"I think our council and its leadership must be more responsible and respectful to the Office of the Mayor and to the citizens of Detroit.  They have turned this into a sideshow and I will not participate."
 
"I think I should've been able to present my position as opposed to sitting there necessarily playing games with [people's] lives.  I don't have time for that.  There's too much work to be done in the city."
 
Pugh said the people need to be heard.

"I don't know why he's offended that he has to listen to the people of the City of Detroit.  These are his citizens."

Bing is saying that Crittendon can remain as corporation counsel representing City Council, but he will not have her represent him and that he will seek outside counsel as his representative.
  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • Charges to be determined after teen dies in car crash

    Charges to be determined after teen dies in car crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:59:07 GMT
    Seven teenagers were on their way back from a bonfire late Friday night. A 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the Ford Expedition with her mom also in the car.
    Seven teenagers were on their way back from a bonfire late Friday night. A 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the Ford Expedition with her mom also in the car.
  • Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:21:36 GMT
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
  • How to handle a dog attack

    How to handle a dog attack

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:48:45 GMT
    After a 46-year-old jogger was killed in a dog attack, a local expert gives advise on what to do if you're attacked by a dog.
    After a 46-year-old jogger was killed in a dog attack, a local expert gives advise on what to do if you're attacked by a dog.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:25:26 GMT
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:16 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices