Detroit and Flint City Councils Unanimously Pass Resolutions in Opposition of Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

Both Detroit and Flint City Councils unanimously passed resolutions in support of the referendum campaign to repeal Public Act 4,“The Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act.”  On Monday evening,September 12, 2011 the Flint City Council voted on a resolution to support the referendum of Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law. On Tuesday morning,September 13, 2011 the Detroit City Council adopted a similar resolution, highlighting cuts in Michigan’s revenue sharing and the expanded power by emergency managers to dilute local representation and sell public assets. Detroit and Flint join the cities of Pontiac, Benton Harbor, Eastpointe, Ypsilanti, and Montague in opposition to PA4.  Read more at Michigan Forward.