jerry ambrose http://michiganradio.org en Flint water rates to be reviewed http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-water-rates-be-reviewed <p>The rates <a href="http://www.cityofflint.com/Utilities/utilities.asp">Flint residents pay for water</a> are going to be reviewed.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:00:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 14894 at http://michiganradio.org Flint water rates to be reviewed Flint emergency manager hires his team to run the city http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-emergency-manager-hires-his-team-run-city <p>Flint&rsquo;s emergency manager is filling out his team to run the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Flint emergency manager Michael Brown announced today he&rsquo;s hiring three experienced administrators to take over key positions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/finance/index.jsp">Jerry Ambrose</a> has been the city of Lansing&rsquo;s finance director for the past six years. He&rsquo;ll oversee Flint&rsquo;s Finance, Budget and Treasury Departments.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.midmichigansolar.com/">Howard Croft</a> is coming over from the private sector. The CEO of Mid-Michigan Solar will be Flint&rsquo;s new Director of Infrastructure and Development. Croft will oversee Flint&rsquo;s city parks, water and sewer,&nbsp;as well as Community and Economic Development.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wnem.com/story/16322063/efm-brown-announces-appointments-to-his-team">Gary Bates</a> has previously worked as Flint&rsquo;s Labor Relations director. He&rsquo;s been hired to fill that job temporarily.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Emergency manager Michael Brown has laid off about a dozen top city officials since taking office two weeks ago. He&rsquo;s charged with solving Flint&rsquo;s &lsquo;financial emergency&rsquo;&hellip;which includes closing a multi-million dollar budget deficit.&nbsp; Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:38:43 +0000 Steve Carmody 5388 at http://michiganradio.org Flint emergency manager hires his team to run the city Lansing decides city budget tonight http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-decides-city-budget-tonight <p>The Lansing city council is scheduled to vote on next year&#39;s city budget this evening.&nbsp;&nbsp; Declining property values and rising health care costs are forcing&nbsp;deep spending cuts.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;City leaders hope an estimated 4 million dollars in state&nbsp;revenue sharing will allow a reduction in the number of possible police and fire fighter layoffs.</p><p><br />Jerry Ambrose is Lansing&#39;s city finance director.&nbsp; &nbsp; He says the&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office is also seeking 3 million dollars in union contract concessions, mainly in health care coverage.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 17:49:08 +0000 Steve Carmody 2513 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing decides city budget tonight City of Lansing facing $15 million budget deficit in FY12 http://michiganradio.org/post/city-lansing-facing-15-million-budget-deficit-fy12 <p>The City of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lansing,_Michigan">Lansing</a> is facing a potential $15 million&nbsp;budget deficit.&nbsp;&nbsp; City Finance Director Jerry Ambrose says there is a growing chasm between Lansing&rsquo;s projected spending needs fiscal year 2012 and the city&rsquo;s projected revenue. FY2012 begins June 30th, 2011.&nbsp; Ambrose says the city expects to spend $118 million&nbsp;next year delivering city services, but city revenues are only expected to reach $103 million. Ambrose says in a written statement:</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:07:49 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 655 at http://michiganradio.org City of Lansing facing $15 million budget deficit in FY12