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Council Members File Lawsuits to Stop Emergency Manager

courtesy City of Flint

Flint City Council members have filed a lawsuit as individuals in hopes of putting a halt to the state appointed emergency financial manager.

MLive reports the council members announced the decision last night at a council meeting. The lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit Court by attorney Glenn Cotton. It seeks a “declaratory judgement and injunctive relief against the actions of emergency financial manager Ed Kurtz” according to the article.

The council members filed the lawsuit as individuals to help prevent against potential future claims that they were unable to do so as a body since the city is in state receivership.

Kurtz told MLive that “until someone says otherwise, I guess I serve.”

The Flint Area Chamber of Commerce is also getting involved in the legal battle. President and CEO Mike Kilbreath said in a statement that the filing fees for the lawsuit were paid for by the chamber. Kilbreath also said “we look forward to a judge hopefully removing the EFM who opposes allowing any city funds to be used for investigative hearings to hole people accountable for the misuse of tax dollars.”

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