DETROIT (WWJ) – While Detroit takes center stage for the international auto show, city officials are hunkered down and working to get finances in order and to avoid an emergency financial manager.

WWJ’s Stephanie Davis reports that Detroit City Council has voted to approve a change in how much non-union city employees pay for health care.

Workers will now pay 30 percent instead of the 20 percent they are currently paying. The increase takes effect February 1 as part of a series of moves council is making to work with the Bing administration in an effort to avoid the appointment of an emergency manager to the city.

“Yeah, the council is making some unpopular decisions but rather it should be us and not some emergency manager appointed from somewhere else who may not live here, who may not be here beyond their decision,” said Council President Charles Pugh.


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