Groups opposed to Detroit emergency financial manager appointment prepare for announcement

Mar 14, 2013

Governor Snyder will name an emergency financial manager for Detroit today and groups that oppose the move are gearing up.

Some Detroiters fiercely believe that an emergency manager would be an illegal action that deprives them of local control.

Tom Barrow is a former Detroit mayoral candidate with the group Citizens for Detroit’s Future.

He says some people have vowed what sounds like an insurrection.

“I do know that some folks have called for folks to store water and batteries and that sort of thing,” says Barrow, “That does sound extreme, but I do know that the anger level is there.”

In the meantime, the Detroit City Council is taking a more measured response.

It'll meet to discuss mounting a possible legal challenge to Snyder’s appointment.