Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley held a news briefing Thursday morning where he gave updates on snow removal, the next city council meeting and more.

Earley, along with Mayor Dayne Walling, asked for residents patience as the city works to remove all of the snow according to MLive. The more than 17 inches that accumulated was the third largest amount in the city's history.

City officials had also pleaded with residents to remove their vehicles since Sunday night and as late as late as Wednesday, plow trucks were still forced to maneuver around them.

Later on in the briefing, Earley released the names of who will sit on the Blue Ribbon Committee on Governance, a 23-member committee tasked with evaluating how the city is run. The committee will be chaired by Flint Planning Commission Bob Wesley and could ultimately lead to a Transition Advisory Board.

Earley also announced that the next City Council meeting will be held on Monday, January 13th at 5:30 p.m. It will be the first council meeting in 2014 and the first since Councilman Eric Mays was asked to resign by Earley, Walling and Council President Scott Kincaid after Mays was arrested in late November on charges of drunk driving and possession of marijuana.