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Mixed Feelings About Mayor's Move

I'm not so sure Mayor Dave Bing should leave his rented Detroit condo and move into the Manoogian Mansion. Sure, it is set aside for the city's Top Dog...but it has such a negative past (see: Kwame Kilpatrick and a girl named Strawberry).

I appreciate that the mayor doesn't take a salary. I like that he plans to pay all of his moving costs. But I don't agree that living in this tony spread would be the best use of the place. And changing the name won't wipe away the past.

"I'm renting a home in Detroit and I'm not getting a salary," said Bing. "I don't have a problem with not getting a salary, but I don't think I should pay to be mayor."

Here's the stories about the move in The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press.

I'd rather see that home opened up as a museum, host Detroit-sponsored event or just be sold outright to pay for city services. What do you think?

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