Wayne County Commission Approves $49 Million Pension Fund Plan

Wayne County will pay $49 million into pension fund with Delinquent Tax Revolving Fund

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Wayne County Commissioners approved a plan Thursday to pay retirees a court-ordered $49 million using the Delinquent Revolving Tax Fund.

Irma Clark-Coleman was one of four County Commissioners to vote against the plan. She says it is irresponsible to take the money from the special fund without a replacement plan.

“When they take money from the revolving tax fund that the administration had dedicated to the recovery plan, they gave them no excuse; they gave them nowhere to recover this,” Clark-Coleman says. “That means certain services are going to be eliminated.”

Clark-Coleman says taking away money from the Delinquent Revolving Tax Fund could keep the county from lowering its deficit. The County Executive’s Office says it will veto the commission’s decision.


  • Bre'Anna Tinsley
    Bre'Anna Tinsley is a reporter for Detroit Public Radio, 101.9 WDET. She covers city government and housing, as well as co-hosting the "Detroit Evening Report" podcast.