Lou Schimmel, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder as emergency manager for the city of Pontiac, according to Mlive.com.

Schimmel was appointed to a similar role by Gov. John Engler in Hamtramck in 2001. He also served as a court-appointed receiver for the city of Ecorse from 1986 to 1989, eliminating a $6 million budget overspending crisis.

Schimmel, a Pontiac native, most recently served as executive administrator for the city of Warren.

Stay Engaged

Receive our weekly emails!

He has written about Pontiac’s financial problems here, and here. You can read a Pontiac-specific issue of Michigan Privatization Report here.

~~~~~

Related Articles:

Researchers: Having More College Grads Around Doesn't Mean Less-Educated Workers Earn More

The Lose-Lose Situation in Pension Funding

Legacy Society

September 30, 2016 MichiganVotes Weekly Roll Call Report

Closest Thing to Immortality? Government Programs

State Policies Created School Pension Pain

Share