Lou Schimmel, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder as emergency manager for the city of Pontiac, according to Mlive.com.

Schimmel was appointed to a similar role by Gov. John Engler in Hamtramck in 2001. He also served as a court-appointed receiver for the city of Ecorse from 1986 to 1989, eliminating a $6 million budget overspending crisis.

Schimmel, a Pontiac native, most recently served as executive administrator for the city of Warren.

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He has written about Pontiac’s financial problems here, and here. You can read a Pontiac-specific issue of Michigan Privatization Report here.

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