Flint taxpayers are on the hook for the growing legal fees of the former emergency manager who failed to protect residents from the drinking water crisis.
Approval of the plan prompted outrage in the small audience as security removed some shouting residents.
Detroit emergency manager “is the governor’s anointed turnaround man, and bankruptcy is not a turnaround plan,” Napoleon said.
Failures in the Fire Department are prompting calls for Fire Commissioner Don Austin to retire.
Records also indicate Gov. Rick Snyder repeatedly lied about the emergency manager selection.
Past preservation attempts have been thwarted by city officials, who have insisted – wrongly, so far – that the site can garner tens of millions of dollars from a major developer.
Detroit’s new emergency manager will face some enormous obstacles.
Snyder reportedly is waiting to hear back from the unidentified candidate this week on whether he or she will take the job.
Rather than hand over Detroit’s budget, parks, buildings and services to the Republican-controlled state, a growing number of residents and leaders are advocating for municipal bankruptcy.