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Snyder appoints emergency manager for Lincoln Park

Snyder appoints emergency manager for Lincoln Park

July 3, 2014

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed an emergency manager to run Lincoln Park, where officials say the deficit increased by at least $1 million in the last budget year.

The governor on Thursday named Brad Coulter the emergency manager. He’s taking a leave of absence from O’Keefe & Associates, a turnaround consulting firm where he is an independent contractor.

Coulter will make $150,000 a year.

Lincoln Park is the fifth Michigan city currently with a state-appointed emergency manager. It joins Detroit, Flint, Allen Park and Hamtramck.

When Snyder confirmed a financial emergency in Lincoln Park, the city council initially chose a consent agreement with the state. But council members rejected the agreement, leading state Treasurer Kevin Clinton to determine the city should proceed under an emergency manager.