EM financial report coming on Aug. 14


By Charles Sercombe

          Hamtramck will get a peak at the city’s financial path for the future one day earlier than expected.

          It had been said previously that Emergency Manager Cathy Square’s Financial and Operating Plan report would be released on Aug. 15. Scratch that. It will come out on Aug. 14, she said.

          So, what will the public get to see?

          Well, don’t expect too much in the way of details. Square said it will be more of a generalization.

          In other words, don’t look for any big announcement about the future structure of the city’s police and fire departments.

          Square also said that she is tentatively planning a public town meeting to discuss the financial plan within a week or so of it being released. She said that at this point, the meeting would likely be held in the city council chambers in city hall.

          So far, Square has made few changes in city government since starting her job on July 1. The only significant change has been the firing of the Allen Brothers law firm and the hiring of the Troy-based law firm Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton.

          Acting City Manager Kyle Tertzag is still in his position, although on a day-to-day basis. His former assistant, Kathy Angerer, has been hired as Square’s assistant.

Square has a one-year contract with the state, which means that by this time next year local control will have returned to elected officials.

          Sort of.

          The state has said it will have a financial review board overseeing financial matters for a few more years to come.

One Response to EM financial report coming on Aug. 14

  1. Coleman Young

    August 4, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Time to be absorbed by Detroit?

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