Cities statewide have been struggling financially, according to the Michigan Municipal League.
The league is proposing legislative solutions to help balance municipal budgets.
Matt Bach is with the Michigan Municipal League. He said city revenue has not tracked with the economy.
“People might think ‘oh the economy is getting better there is more jobs, there are more things happening.’ Which is true, Michigan’s economy is improving, but Michigan’s cities aren’t seeing that because of the way things are structured. The cities aren’t seeing that growth.”