Julie Mack at the Kalamazoo Gazette has a piece titled “Are emergency managers part of the problem or part of the solution?” that quotes me extensively and asks, if not an emergency manager, then what is the solution to our failing cities’ problems?
You can vote on the answer HERE.
Two comments to Ms. Mack: characterizing me a just a “Dexter chemist” is a little disingenuous. I’ve followed this issue closer than nearly anyone else and have written extensively about it. My day job as a chemist is irrelevant.
Also, nobody is claiming that Emergency Managers are “part of the problem” of solving the financial emergencies these cities face. We’re saying they are anti-democratic which disqualifies them as a solution.