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“I believe the council should not have approved a consent agreement. It was not an agreement for financial recovery; it was an agreement for fiscal responsibility. Detroit needs reinvestment and recovery, not mere debt reduction. It needs improved city services for citizens. It is unfortunate that council members cited the threat of emergency management as a consideration for approving the consent agreement when the referendum campaign against Public Act 4 was so successful. Additionally, this agreement as signed will not fix the underlying systemic problems that Detroit faces, such as: foreclosure, insurance redlining, the need for a residency requirement, improved public education and safety,” said D. Alexander Bullock.