Former mayoral aide in Detroit may become school’s district’s financial manager

March 7, 2011
Mayor asks governor not to follow through with controversial appointment

From The Detroit News: A longtime lieutenant to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has left his administration job and is a leading candidate to become the next emergency financial manager of the city’s school district. Kirk J. Lewis, 50, the city's chief governmental and corporate affairs officer, is strongly being considered for the appointment by Gov. Rick Snyder, sources say.
REACTION...from The Detroit Free Press: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has asked Gov. Rick Snyder to change his choice for the next emergency financial manager for the city’s school system, saying the appointment could create unrest among Detroiters. Bing and other community leaders urged the governor to reconsider appointing Kirk Lewis to avoid the appearance of a mayoral takeover of the struggling school system.

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