Bing on Detroit, 18 Months into Office

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been in office for a year and a half. Some progress in the troubled city has been made, but much work remains, as is revealed in this interview.

The Detroit Free Press talks with Bing about city politics, troubles in the school system, and some of the city's most notorious problems.

"Question: Michigan Central Station continues to be an iconic eyesore. Are you ready to give owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun a deadline for redeveloping the building or tearing it down?

Answer: That conversation will be in the first quarter of next year. We will develop a timeline in terms of what he needs to do -- or we're going to have to take some action. I think six months is probably reasonable. He's had enough time to come up with some kind of plan."

Full Story: Mayor assesses Detroit's hopes, frustrations

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