NAACP To Snyder: Once You Name An EM, Detroit Is Your Responsibility
February 26th, 2013, 3:35 PM
The Detroit Branch of the NAACP on Tuesday called on Gov. Rick Snyder not to appoint an emergency financial manager for the state's largest city and instead asked for the state to partner with Detroit, Darren Nichols reports in the Detroit News.
Branch President Rev. Wendell Anthony said there is no way an emergency financial manager can come in over the next 18 months and fix problems that have taken 50 to 100 years to develop.
"It is important for Governor Rick Snyder to recognize that once you come into Detroit with the hammer of an emergency manager, you, too, own it," Anthony said in front of a packed conference room in NAACP's Midtown headquarters. "We do not believe this is the way Detroit can be brought back to the full measure of its greatness."