Time is running short, though.
A review panel appointed by Snyder on Monday decided not to recommend that an emergency manager take over the reins of city government. Snyder has 10 days to negotiate a compromise with city officials on a consent agreement before deciding if an emergency manager is needed.
"I think the restructuring of Detroit will be painful regardless if its Chapter 9 bankruptcy, an emergency manager, consent decree boards, or quite frankly, Mayor Bing and the City Council," said John Pottow, a law professor at the University of Michigan.
Associated Press Writer Kathy Barks Hoffman in Lansing contributed to this report.
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