With a deal finally in place between the state and Detroit on the city’s finances, one of the next steps to financial stability is to fill several high-profile positions.
In a move to avoid an emergency manager and potential bankruptcy, the Detroit City Council has voted to approve a financial stability agreement with the state.
A state review team has formally decided that the Muskegon Heights school district is in a financial emergency, recommending the appointment of an emergency manager
“It would be correct to report that a deal has been reached’,” said WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick.
Detroit City Council has voted 6-3 to approve a request from the mayor’s office giving Mayor Dave Bing permission to issue bonds to keep the city from running out of cash this spring.
Flint’s state-appointed emergency manager is prepared to pick up where he left off now that Michigan’s Appeals Court has granted a motion allowing him to resume his work.
More than 50 protesters disrupted a financial review team meeting as they worked to decide if an emergency manager should be named to run Detroit.
The Michigan Court of Appeals will decide if a lower court’s ruling that the Detroit review team violated the state’s Open Meetings Act should stand.
The next step: Gov. Rick Snyder will determine whether an emergency manager is appointed.
An Ingham County judge has ruled that the state-appointed team reviewing the City of Detroit’s finances should be subject to Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.