HIGHLAND PARK (WWJ) – The state continues to take a close look at the financial books of Detroit — with the threat of an emergency manager overhead. Could another metro Detroit community soon be next?
WWJ’s City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas reported that Highland Park Mayor-elect DeAndre Windom hasn’t even been sworn in yet. That’ll happen this week.READ MORE: Hard Rock Hotels® Announces Development Plans For REVERB By Hard Rock™ Kalamazoo
But Windom said that, in conversations with the state, talk of appointing an emergency manager has come up. The city is dealing with a $1.5 million deficit.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Some May See Even More Money From Potential Economic Relief Package
“It was a heavy load,” Windom said. “That was a hard pill to swallow. And, I’m a very confident young man. I believe that I am equipped and that God has put me in this position to move forward … but the day that that conversation arose, it shook me.”MORE NEWS: Digital Small Business Empowerment Fair Today
Windom has submitted a plan to the state and said that, hopefully, he will keep them at bay for the time being.