Snyder: Short List Of Detroit Manager Candidates Ready

Feb 11, 2013

Governor Rick Snyder says he’ll be ready to move ahead with a state takeover of Detroit city hall – depending on the results of a financial review that should wrap within several days.

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The governor spoke Monday with Detroit-area business leaders.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta has more.

The deadline for the state-appointed review team to wrap up the job is early next week, although it could ask for an extension. But the governor says he expects to see recommendations soon.       

 “I don’t want to unduly make them feel pressured because the important thing is the quality of their work product, not me pushing on them to get it done quicker,”  he says.

Governor Snyder says he’s already talked to prospective emergency managers in case a state takeover is called for. But he says the fact that he has a short list of candidates does not mean he’s made up his mind.

The governor says he does want decisive action, though, because Detroit’s troubles have persisted and built over decades and it’s time to lay them to rest.