Wayne County Executive Warren Evans saying the fact the proposal is not perfect should not be a reason to vote against it.
Evans said the move won’t do much to dent the county’s deficit, but a freeze is needed as a long-term plan is developed.
Evans’ predecessor, Robert Ficano, reported the county’s accumulated deficit was about $60 million. Evans says it’s nearly $70 million.
Newly elected Wayne County Executive Warren Evans will need to untangle the county’s finances, the jail project, and underfunded pensions.
Warren Evans was elected by a wide margin Tuesday to take the seat of Wayne County Executive, vacated by Robert Ficano.
After garnering only about six percent of the vote in the primary election, Wayne County executive Bob Ficano conceded to his likely successor.
Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Robert Colombo threw out the suit filed by Phil Cavanagh, who claims that Evans doesn’t meet the residency requirements.
Judge Robert Colombo tossed out a lawsuit that claimed Evans should not be on the ballot because he did not establish residency in the county 30 days before the filing deadline.
The race for Wayne County Executive is heating up as Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan throw their support behind Warren Evans.
Evans said that if he became Wayne County Executive, his first action would be to hire the best and brightest on his staff.