The mayor of Pontiac, which is in its second year of state-controlled emergency financial management, said he might file a lawsuit challenging the authority of the city’s new financial manager, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Mayor Leon Jukowski, who was elected last November, told the newspaper that he has been shut out of financial decisions by the new manager, Fred Leeb, and that the lawsuit would be an attempt to clarify a Michigan statute outlining the two ­officials’ duties.

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