CHICAGO — A top official in Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s administration told the City Council Tuesday that getting Michigan to release bond funds is the only way to make it through the city’s latest cash crisis.

“We have to take strong action to right our own house so the only lender we have available to us — the state — is comfortable in release of the bond proceeds,” said program manager William “Kriss” Andrews, who oversees the consent agreement Detroit inked with Michigan earlier this year to avoid an emergency manager.

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