The concept of emergency management, as pushed forward by Gov. Snyder, is deeply flawed. It is a draconian attempt at a solution to a problem caused in large part by policies and circumstances not promulgated at the local level.
It was thought by many that Detroit would get an emergency manager. Gov. Snyder spoke boldly of helping Detroit fix itself, and if he settles for a consent agreement it will clearly say that he has decided it's too much of a political risk.
Gov. Snyder should be applauded for the crime response efforts in his "smart justice" initiative; however, it fails to commit enough resources toward referring troubled youth to preventive and therapeutic resources.