In November 1989, Mayor James Tassis was elected, along with several new council members. Shortly thereafter, a meeting was held between the new Council, Mayor, Receiver, Controller and Ernst & Young to discuss the history leading up to the receivership, actions taken by the Receiver and Ecorse’s financial condition in January 1990.

Despite concerns expressed during the meeting related to the actions which created the fiscal distress, a Council member requested that an individual who had assisted the Council member in the election be hired. The Receiver refused.