Lou Schimmel, former director of municipal finance and an adjunct scholar with the Center, has been hired for his expertise to solve the city of Warren's $10 million overspending crisis.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Schimmel has been named Warren's executive administrator. He previously was appointed receiver for the city of Ecorse, eliminating that city's $6 million overspending crisis by renegotiating union contracts and privatizing many services. He's also the former emergency financial manager for the city of Hamtramck.

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"If there is one person who can help us get out of the financial problems we have, it is Louis Schimmel," Warren Mayor Jim Fouts told the Free Press.