Naming of Flint Emergency Manager may be near

Nov 28, 2011

Governor Snyder this week may name an Emergency Manager for the city of Flint.   

 It’s been nearly three weeks since the governor agreed with a state review team’s finding that the city of Flint is in a fiscal crisis.    That finding opened the door to the governor appointing an emergency manager to oversee Flint city government.    

The city is struggling with millions of dollars of debt and a declining tax base.   The time for the city to file a court challenge to the finding expired over the weekend. 

 The governor has spent time since the fiscal emergency designation reviewing possible candidates for the emergency manager job.    

Emergency managers are already in place in the Detroit Public Schools, Benton Harbor, Pontiac and Ecorse.     The state is also looking at a possible fiscal crisis in Inkster.