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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WDIV-TV: Video with comments from Patterson

Oakland County executive defends Troy city manager

L. Brooks Patterson says Troy Mayor Daniels launched personal assault on city manager

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson released a statement Monday in response to Troy Mayor Janice Daniels' position paper in which she says the city manager, John Szerlag, is not able to perform his duties.

In his statement, Patterson said Daniels' paper ended with the following: "I must conclude that I have no confidence in our City Manager's ability to continue to perform the duties granted to him in this position."

Patterson calls this a personal attack from Daniels on Szerlag which stems from a dispute between the two.

"A dispute between two individuals does not render one of them suddenly incompetent to perform their duties," Patterson wrote in his statement.

The county executive said he has worked with Szerlag for nearly 20 years and his staff has considered him "experienced and knowledgeable."

Read more and see the video here

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