Town Hall to Repeal Public Act 4 (Emergency Managers)

Posted on: July 8th, 2011 by Erica Ackerman No Comments

The July 9 AA Dems meeting will double as a Town HallĀ  on the repeal of Public Act 4. Brandon Jessup, Chairman/CEO of Michigan Forward will be our featured speaker.

Public Act 4 empowers Governor Snyder to appoint Emergency Managers (EM) to communities placed in the receivership of the state. The EM has broad, unchecked powers to sell public assets, close schools, shred public contracts and agreements, and dissolve governments and remove elected officials. A $1.7 billion tax cut for businesses has made a number of Washtenaw County municipalities and school districts at risk of receivership.

With the support of local coalitions, Michigan Forward is leading a statewide initiative to repeal the anti-democratic, short-sighted and disingenuous Public Act.

WILL LEAF will also give us an update on the Surveillance Resolution. The Human Rights Commission will bring the resolution to City Council on July 13 at 7 p.m. The goal is to ban cameras in residential neighborhoods except where there is unanimous neighborhood approval. Letter writing is needed to your city council representative. Contact Will for volunteer opportunities and more information: willleaf@umich.edu.

As always, come for networking 9:30, with the meeting to start at 10.

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