The City Is Facing Not Only A Debt Service Tsunami But An Under funded Liability
The city is facing an onslaught of obligations for Pensions and Other Post
Employment Benefits (OPEB) as shown in the sheet below from the City of Jackson
This is typical of many municipalities where shrinking populations and the reduced need for
services has resulted in cut backs of current employees. Current employee contracts allow for
retirement far to early to continue business as usual. Early retirement and too few employees
result in insufficient contributions to stave off judgment day.
Poor Management And Council Decisions In The Past Coming Home To Haunt Us.
These problems are the result of poor management by past councils and administrations in diverting money that
should have been contributed to these funds to other activities such as subsidizing the Consumers Energy
We Need Capable Representatives On The City Council Who Can Lead The Way With Real Expertise.
It is long past the time when we needed knowledgeable people on the city council that can work with and direct
the management in resolving these issues. We don't need realtors and used car salesmen running the city. We
don't need folks who have no cat in the fight because they don't pay property taxes in the city on the council.
We don't need people that don't even live here and use relative's addresses to masquerade as legal residents to
keep their seat on the council.
It is time to clean house and get Jackson back on track.