Gov. Snyder: Pontiac financial emergency is ending

Governor appoints transition board to move Pontiac out from under state control

PONTIAC, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder says the financial emergency in Pontiac is moving to an end with the appointment of a transition board to move the city from state control back to elected self-government.

Snyder said in a statement Monday that he's "pleased to see Pontiac emerge as a financially stable city and return to local control."

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Pontiac emergency manager Lou Schimmel notified the governor Friday that the city of 60,000 is ready to leave state control.

Snyder says Schimmel enacted a two-year budget and "will continue to be involved in Pontiac" as a member of the transition board.

Pontiac's finances have been under state supervision since 2009.

Detroit, Ecorse, Benton Harbor, Allen Park and Flint remain under the control of state-appointed emergency managers.

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