Now that we’re into a new year, city officials should take a step back and make plans for the coming 12 months.
On top of that list of things to plan for is where exactly does Hamtramck want to go, financially-speaking? Should we still go into bankruptcy or accept a loan from the state? If we seek a loan, will the new Gov. Snyder administration even agree to one?
There are some tough questions facing city officials. What’s frustrating, however, is the utter lack of specifics coming from Snyder. We know he has a lot on his plate, and he has to first flesh out his administration.
But on the other hand, he’s had enough time already during his transition period to come up with a plan about Hamtramck. Or at least a response.
There is a lot of bi-partisan hope that Snyder (a Republican) will succeed. We couldn’t be more in agreement with that because many issues facing the state of Michigan transcend party politics – at least to a point.
In our view, Snyder got a free pass during this past election. While he may indeed have good ideas, he shared precious few of them. He spoke mostly in generalities during the election, and he still hasn’t talked about what exactly he plans to do.
Hamtramck is running out of time. In several weeks it will be broke and unable to meet employee payroll or pay its bills. Here’s hoping that Snyder will take action well before that happens.