Wayne County Executive Warren Evans wants financial emergency declared

 Wayne County Executive Warren Evans sent a letter to the State Treasurer asking for a Financial Emergency to enter into a Consent Agreement with the State of Michigan.

Evans is working on a plan to rid the county of its $52 million structural deficit. 

On Wednesday Evans delivered a letter to State Treasurer Nick Khouri asking for a declaration of a financial emergency.  

According to a release, the Consent Agreement would allow the County to continue negotiations with stakeholders while also providing the County with the ability, if necessary, to make the difficult decisions needed to move the County out of financial instability.  

"Our Recovery Plan provides a clear path to financial stability for the County, but we are keenly aware that our time frame to get the job done is quickly fading," said Evans in a release. "Throughout this process we are constantly evaluating where we stand and proactively seeking solutions to work ourselves out of this massive deficit.  

"I am requesting this Consent Agreement because the additional authority it can provide the County may be necessary to get the job of fixing the county's finances done."

In previous public statements, Evans has warned that the county is on pace to be out of money by 2016. 

Tonight FOX 2's Ron Savage will have more on the story at 10 p.m.

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