The coolest place on the internet, according to this tagline.
AskArchiveFAQ

I do not believe EMs [emergency managers] can be successful — they abrogate the civic structure of the community for a period of years then return it virtually dismantled for the community to attempt to somehow make a go of it. The program provides no structure for long term recovery, and that is why most communities slide back into trouble, if they experience any relief at all — a vicious cycle.
Michael Stampfler, former emergency manager of Pontiac, Michigan • Turning against his old gig as the enormously powerful yet unelected city chief, so to speak. Michigan’s emergency manager law has been controversial since it was signed into law by Governer Rick Snyder in 2012.  The law gave new authority to so-called “emergency managers,” people appointed by the Governor to manage cities in financial crisis. So expansive are the new powers that the EM can function as a literal halt to democracy at the local level — Benton Harbor serves as a prime example. Joseph Harris, appointed EM in 2010 by then Governor Granholm, has stripped the city council of its authority to cast votes, stating the only role of the local government “is the authority that’s provided to them or is given to them by the emergency manager.” Maybe now, with a strictly pragmatic argument from an insider, the state of affairs in Benton Harbor will draw a bit more attention. source (viafollow)
April 17, 2012 // 21:29 // 2 years ago
blog comments powered by Disqus

25 notes from really cool Tumblrs like ours. Click to read.

  1. dangercupcakemurdericing reblogged this from blue-author
  2. sameone reblogged this from shortformblog
  3. vivreenverite reblogged this from shortformblog
  4. iluvsmekitty reblogged this from shortformblog
  5. hairtrending reblogged this from shortformblog
  6. talesofthestarshipregeneration reblogged this from blue-author
  7. fknabert reblogged this from shortformblog
  8. sjs1959 reblogged this from shortformblog
  9. c4jones2 reblogged this from shortformblog
  10. algaurizin reblogged this from shortformblog
  11. blue-author reblogged this from shortformblog
  12. shortformblog posted this