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Flint City Council Members, Others Rally to Remove Emergency Manager [Video]

Some Flint City Council members are pushing to remove the state appointed emergency manager, Darnell Earley. According to MLive, they and Pastor David Bullock of Detroit's Change Agent Consortium, spoke to a group of residents on Monday night in an effort to drum up support for the removal of Earley. Among the council members in attendance were Eric Mays, Wantwaz Davis, Jackie Poplar and Sheldon Neeley who says the support to

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Flint City Council Slams Blue Ribbon Committee’s Recommendations

Flint City Council members slammed recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Committee on Governance at a meeting on Monday. According to MLive, council members also took shots at how the committee was convened by

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Blue Ribbon Committee on Governance Releases Findings

On Thursday, the Blue Ribbon Committee on Governance released their report on how the City of Flint government operates and where improvements can be made. According to ABC 12, several recommendations were made. One would be to change council member terms from four years to two years and another would be enacting a hybrid f

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Emergency Manager Releases Statement on Mayor, Council Salaries

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley released a statement Monday night on the salary to the Mayor and City Council members. In the statement, it was pointed out that the mayor and city council did not in fact receive raises, as had been reported, but a partial restoration of their charter approved salaries

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Jason Cooper, WFNT
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Search to Get Underway for New City Manager/Administrator

A search for a person that will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the City of Flint is about to get underway. Emergency Manager Darnell Earley told Flint City Council that "the position I will be advertising for will be a city manager" and "it is my intent to begin that process in the next two weeks

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Flint Making Progress, But Still in Financial Emergency [Video]

The City of Flint is making progress but is still in "an on-going financial emergency" according to Emergency Manager Darnell Earley in his quarterly report to the state treasury.

ABC 12 says that Ea

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Residents Raising Chickens in Flint, Detroit Coming Under Attack

People who are keeping chickens in Flint and Detroit are facing efforts from local governments to get rid of them.

NBC 25 says that some are keeping the chickens as a way to teach their children where food comes from. Others are in response to the growing interest in urban agriculture. Either way, some cities

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Jason Cooper, WFNT
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Flint EM Gives City Council More Time on Budget Recommendations

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley is giving City Council more time to make recommendations before adopting the next fiscal year budget.

According to ABC 12, Earley made the comments during a press briefing on Thursday morning. Earley and staff have also taken some recommendations into account. Contributions were increased for economic development efforts, money was added to help assist

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Flint Residents Speak Out on Proposed Budget [Video]

At Monday night's Flint City Council meeting, residents got their chance to speak on Emergency Manager Darnell Earley's proposed budget. The two year budget proposal includes cuts of 36 police department jobs and 19 firefighter positions

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Flint Mayor Dayne Walling Given New Authorities From Emergency Manager

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling will oversee the day-to-day operations of two city departments beginning July 1st.

According to MLive, Earley told the City Council in a letter that Walling would begin ove

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