02/19/2013 08:32 am ET

Financial Review Due, Council Fears Detroiters' Voice Will Be Lost Under EM

With the state set to release findings today from an emergency review of Detroit's finances, some City Council members said Monday that they recognize the city's troubles but worry deeper state intervention would shut out the voices of residents weary from diminished public services and a seemingly endless fiscal mess.

If, as widely anticipated, the city's finances lead Gov. Rick Snyder to appoint an emergency financial manager, that official would come into city government with a broad mandate to slash expenses, renegotiate workers' pay and benefits, consolidate or eliminate departments, sell assets and cut or eliminate elected officials' pay.

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