Plan calls for pay cuts for Allen Park employees

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The state-appointed emergency financial manager for Allen Park plans to cut pay for employees, the mayor and City Council.

The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report Joyce Parker on Wednesday released details of a plan to improve the city's finances. It includes a 10 percent pay cut for city employees and a 50 percent pay cut for the mayor and members of City Council.

Other plans include consolidating fire service with a neighboring community.

The Detroit suburb has an estimated $4 million structural deficit, a junk bond rating and declining property tax revenue. In November, voters rejected a tax to help pay $31 million in debt from investment in a failed film studio project that has weighed on the city.

Parker says bankruptcy could be an option later.

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