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PONTIAC-TAKEOVER
(2007-10-02)
(wgvu) - THE FINANCIALLY TROUBLED CITY OF PONTIAC
COULD BE MOVING CLOSER TO A STATE TAKEOVER.
THE OAKLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY 21 MILES NORTHWEST OF DETROIT FACES
A BUDGET DEFICIT OF MORE THAN SIX MILLION DOLLARS.
MICHIGAN'S TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS RECOMMENDING THAT GOVERNOR
JENNIFER GRANHOLM APPOINT A REVIEW TEAM TO LOOK AT THE CITY'S
FINANCES.
PONTIAC'S MAYOR HAS ASKED FOR A PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF THE CITY'S
FISCAL SITUATION.
STATE REP. TIM MELTON SAYS HE HOPES THE CITY CAN AVOID A
TAKEOVER, AND INSTEAD ENTER INTO A CONSENT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE
TO FIX ITS PROBLEMS.
EMERGENCY MANAGERS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED IN THE MICHIGAN CITIES OF
HAMTRAMCK, HIGHLAND PARK AND FLINT. ONLY HIGHLAND PARK IS CURRENTLY
UNDER STATE CONTROL.
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