Emergency Managers, sticklers for detail? Uhhh…not so much

When you put a single man in charge of the city of Flint, a non-elected financial guy with no accountablility to the local residents, answerable only the Governor, you’d probably want to choose someone who pays crazy close attention to detail, wouldn’t you? Someone who is truly gifted at dotting the the “I”s and crossing the “T”s?

Well, apparently that is not a job qualification for our Michigan Emergency Managers. Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown released a 19-page “Financial and Operating Plan” this week. Right square in the middle of the document, is the date: January 15, 2013.

Yup, he got the date wrong. I thought maybe this was referring to the end date or something but, no, when you go to the next page, the date is correct. I could understand if it were 2011. It’s still January and plenty of us are still getting used to writing 2012. But 2013?

I haven’t gotten into the meat of the plan yet but, based on the front cover, I’m a bit worried.

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  • Loris

    Heck of job, Brownie –  could it be the same one?

  • http://twitter.com/bloggingformich bloggingformich

    In all fairness, that is probably how Mackinac Center wrote the proposal back in 2006.  He just forgot to change it.  (snark)

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      Oh SSSSS-NAP!!!

  • aielman

    Pretty weak. They need to cross the t’s and dot the i’s properly from jump or they just look like idiots.

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