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EM holds required ‘community meeting’

Orr said his first priority as EM is public safety and reinvestment. He also promised to lease Belle Isle, saying he wanted to get “$6 million off the books.” The meeting was open for some questions. One resident asked what the upcoming city council and mayoral election would mean under Emergency Management. Orr said under the statute, neither the city council or mayor have authority. He also said if new pu ...

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Stand up for Democracy: Repeal the EM Law

There are four good reasons to stand up for democracy by voting “no” on Proposal 1. First, democracy is worth having on the local level because local people know what’s best for their communities. Proposal 1 stops local people from participating in their government. Every decision from policing to parking is in the hands of one person — a state bureaucrat. ...

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