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How about Detroit there are big changes going on an Arab protesters are rallying outside City Hall it's all over a new state appointed emergency financial manager.
Now he's arguing his presence taxes away their rights after the people are saying what.
Or is extending an olive branch snapped Detroit's mayor and the city council on his very first day on the -- they.
-- is a role for City Council.
On they are elected officials I am not.
I'm I'm an appointed official.
They certainly have their ear to the -- and pulse of the community that's what they are elected and I visit them participating in this process to an extent permitted by law.
Well there's a lot of reasons for making news one is that Detroit is the nation's largest city ever put under state control more than fourteen billion dollars in long term debt Mike -- here now live in Detroit.
To tell us more about that -- -- -- tell us.
Well Jamie at the end direction of Governor Snyder that emergency financial manager Kevin or has begun what amounts to a hostile takeover of Detroit.
Imagine the protesters who gathered downtown about a hundred of them upset that Kevin or basically we'll have the ability to override the mayor and city council for whom they voted.
Also upset that he'll make major slashes to the city budget.
Or is now up against at 327.
Million dollar budget deficit.
And imagine that their fourteen billion with a B fourteen billion and long term debt.
We can do this.
I -- have participated and one of the greatest turnarounds.
In the history of this country.
Now or has the advantage of not being elected so he can afford to be unpopular.
There are five -- have five other municipalities in Michigan that are under emergency management right now one of those emergency managers told -- The City Council -- May or may not like get.
But they have only themselves to blame -- you know what -- being unpopular is one thing under siege is another which is -- for Kevin or.
Well you know a dynamic is created where the mayor's City Council really have only one option to comply or oppose for the most part they oppose because that's all there are empowered to do at this stage of the game.
You also look at the city budget and the prediction that municipal jobs will be cut en -- so the unions asked me in particular is responding with a lawsuit.
Whole thing was a sham for the state they're coming in and take over the absence of the -- in Detroit.
That's what's happening in the break to use.
Now Pontiac Michigan is one of those cities under emergency management the mayor of Pontiac told me he has absolutely.
No authority what -- -- but he says only an appointed official could make that kind of cuts that are necessary.
They would be political suicide for an elected official Jamie interesting story there in Detroit thank you might open web.
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