While Hamtramck’s culture war continues to grow, attracting local and national media attention, there are some good things happening.
Most notably, the promised $16 million coming from the state to shore up the city’s pension system finally came through.
This has been in the works since back under the management team put together by former City Manager Kathy Angerer.
As we’ve pointed out before, Hamtramck has been the beneficiary of various state and federal grants in recent years, and it’s all built on previous work done by city administrators, as well as ongoing due diligence by our current administration.
One thing builds upon another.
We are fortunate to have a competent administration in place.
While that infusion of money to the pension system will go a long way, there is still a financial concern about how the city can keep up with its pension obligation.
It’s a challenge the city has faced for a number of years.
Hamtramck is also the recipient of a major infusion of money from the state to deal with the ongoing basement flooding problem.
And, recently, the federal government assigned $1 million to have trees planted throughout the city.
Now, if only we had a way to bridge the cultural divide in the community.
Posted Sept. 29, 2023