After all the campaigning is over with, the gubernatorial candidate who declares victory in November will have to hit the ground running in order to correct problems faced by state municipalities.
And Waterford Township Supervisor Carl Solden thinks what it’s going to take is the two parties working together to get the job done.
“I think they’re going to have to reach across the aisle and start getting along and doing things on a human manner versus the Republican/Democrat partisan thing,” Solden told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Pat Sweeting.
“As far as partisan is concerned, I know it’s got to be there, and I know it’s very important to a lot of people,” he said.
The most important thing is the citizens that live in the state of Michigan and local communities and the strong partisan days have to go, he said.
Regardless of which gubernatorial candidate is elected in November, the heads of cities, villages and townships across the state are going to be looking to the winner to bring his A-game, especially since state revenue sharing dollars have dried up.
“We’re hurting pretty bad,” Solden said. “As a matter of fact, we’ve done a good job for the last eight years in making cuts and not replacing people… but now it’s catching up with us because we’re going to lose $4.1 million in 2011 in taxes alone, property taxes.”
He said this was his township’s main source of revenue. And coupled with escalating costs he said it could reach $6.5 million.
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