Reviewers: Detroit can avoid emergency manager

By Tim Martin


The city of Detroit has time to avoid having a state-appointed emergency manager put in place, but city and union officials had better move quickly to avoid significant state intervention, state officials said Tuesday. A deal between city and union leaders to fix Detroit’s finances, if reached by early February, could pre-empt the work of a state-appointed review team that has started digging into the city’s finances, Treasurer Andy Dillon said. The review team appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder is trying to determine if a financial emergency exists in Detroit. It is noted that business professor and former Wayne State University President Irvin D. Reid is a member of the review team along with Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Conrad Mallett Jr. and former Detroit police chief Isaiah McKinnon.


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