DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit’s finances have essentially been declared a disaster and may wind up out of the city’s hands. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has 30 days to decide if Detroit needs an emergency manager to take charge of its finances and spending.
Speaking live on WWJ Newsradio 950, State Treasurer Andy Dillon said it’s the governor’s call — but he thinks a manager is a good idea, and the only way to get city residents the services they need.
“The city’s had a lot of time to get this house in order in their own and, at some point, you know, we have a responsibility at the state to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents and … no one’s suffering more than the residents of the city, and I think that’s what should be our main focus,” Dillon said.