Michigan Gov. to Appoint Emergency Manager to Replace Detroit City Council

HeadlineMar 04, 2013

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan has announced plans to name an emergency manager for the city of Detroit after declaring a “fiscal emergency.” The move would replace Detroit’s city council with an unelected technocrat able to make sweeping decisions. Emergency management decrees have disproportionately affected Michigan’s African-American population. Including Detroit, 50 percent of African Americans in the state would now live under unelected leadership.

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