Pictured are Executive Director Donnell White, Mayor Dave Bing, and President Rev. Wendell Anthony, as Mayor Bing addresses the Allies, Issues and Action audience on the State of the City.
The Detroit Branch NAACP Allies, Issues, and Action meeting held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 focused on the future of Detroit. Our guest speaker was Mayor Dave Bing. Mayor Bing spoke to over 80 people representing community leaders, religious leaders, labor leaders and non-profit organizations.
Mayor Bing described the five key areas he and his administration are focusing on: public safety, public transportation, public lighting, blight, recreation centers. Mayor Bing also spoke on the state of the city’s finances, in which the Mayor acknowledged one of the biggest factors is the continuous cuts in revenue sharing from the State of Michigan.
Community Leaders listen to Mayor Bing as he answers questions from concerned community, business, and faith leaders.
Bing also spoke about key areas of accomplishments and improvements around the City such as the Eastern Market area clearing of vacant buildings, partnerships in place to reduce crime in the City. Mayor Bing answered many questions and spoke to the Allies for 50 minutes. Many questions centered on the possibility of Detroit having an Emergency Manager in the near future.
The Detroit NAACP had a press conference immediately following the meeting. As many of our Allies stood with President Wendell Anthony as he re-established the
Detroit NAACP’s position on the Emergency Manager Law and the possibility of Detroit receiving an Emergency Manager.