Dave Bing, former NBA player turned businessman and now Detroit mayoral-candidate has announced that if he were elected Mayor, he would not take a salary. What a novel concept for a city approximately $200 million in the red.
I haven't taken an opinion one way or another on the Detroit mayoral race yet. One part of that is that I'm not technically a Detroit resident, so I don't get a vote (just a voice). But the other reason is that there are so many candidates that it's hard to get a grip on what would be best for the City.
This type of generous and ingenious move by Bing, though, has caught my attention. He's the kind of person who is above reproach (which is something the City desperately needs right now) and he's a proven leader. He's the kind of hometown hero that Detroit needs to champion it through these tough times. So maybe he is the right pick.
Plus, he is agreeing to work for free! That's got to save some money at least one way.