Detroit, Emergency Manager Law, Emergency Managers, Public Act 4 — September 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Flint and Detroit City Councils support repeal of Public Act 4 – the Emergency Manager Act


The city councils of two of Michigan’s major cities have weighed in on the repeal of Public Act 4 and both are in support. More accurately, the Flint City Council is in support of putting it on the ballot for voters to decide. The Detroit City Council voiced more full-throated support of the repeal.

Here’s the scoop on Flint:

The Flint City Council wants Michigan voters to decide if the state’s controversial emergency financial manager law goes too far.

The council on Monday passed a resolution in favor of putting the newly amended law on the ballot for possible repeal, even as the city undergoes the financial review process spelled out in the law.

The council’s resolution doesn’t take a stand on the emergency manager legislation, but several council members spoke out against it.

Here’s the Detroit story:

The Detroit City Council has approved a resolution calling for a repeal of the law that allows the governor to appoint people to take over local governments.

On Tuesday the council approved language urging the people of Michigan to support the effort to repeal Public Act 4 — the Emergency Manager law.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Detroit City Council supports the referendum and the repeal of Public Act 4 of 2011, and;

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, the Detroit City Council urges local elected officials, elected State Representatives and Senators, and the people of the State of Michigan to support the repeal of the “Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act.”

The full text of Detroit City Council’s resolution is at Michigan Messenger.