Mayor Bing: “We were bankrupt”

Mayor Bing: “We were bankrupt”

Former Mayor Dave Bing talked with Detroit Free Press business columnist Carol Cain for a piece in today’s newspaper. While focused on his future plans for charitable work, Bing offered a few reflections on his single term as mayor.

He knew bankruptcy was inevitable. So Cain asked: why didn’t he do more sooner?

“We tried to do as much as we could without scaring people to death,” he told her.

With plans to launch a mentoring program for African-American boys in the Detroit Public Schools and to continue running the Detroit Recreational Foundation, Bing says he has no plans to run again for public office.