Detroit's corporation counsel is refusing to drop her challenge to the city's consent agreement with the state.
Thursday was Krystal Crittendon's last chance to file an appeal. She's now asking the judge who threw out her lawsuit to reconsider his ruling.
She believes the consent agreement violates the city charter because the state still owes Detroit millions of dollars.
Fox 2 obtained a copy of a letter sent by Crittendon late Thursday about the move.
In her letter to council members Crittendon writes, "Please be advised that I, as Corporation Counsel, stand by my decision to have the court determine the validity of the Financial Stability Agreement as the good faith performance of my obligations to my client, the City of Detroit."
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing issued the following statement on Friday:
"I am disappointed the Corporation Counsel has chosen to prolong the needless litigation over the Financial Stability Agreement.
By filing this motion of reconsideration, on the last possible day to appeal Judge William Collette's previous ruling, she keeps the legal challenge of the FSA alive and she keeps the Detroit's financing at risk, making it harder for us to stabilize the city. This lawsuit does not fix a street light, does not put buses in service, and does not put more police officers on the street.
Moreover, the Corporation Counsel's lawsuit has already caused the City to pay higher interest rates on its borrowed money and damaged the City's credit rating. It has caused our lenders to call in a portion of our short-term financing. And, it nearly caused the City to lose a $28 million dollar revenue sharing payment this month, which was avoided only by the efforts of City Chief Financial Officer Jack Martin and the State Treasury Department.
It is my hope the Court rules swiftly on the motion and that the Corporation Counsel abandons the lawsuit. We need to put this behind us so we can move Detroit forward."