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Jones Resigns Position as Public Safety Administrator Amid Questions of Other Job

Barnett Jones resigned his position as Flint's Public Safety Administrator this morning amid questions of him being employed at the same time with the City of Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press re

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Detroit News Poll Shows Voters Keeping EM Law

A poll released by the Detroit News says if the election were held today, "Michigan's emergency manager law would survive a referendum."

Of the likely voters surveyed statewide, the 2011 law giving state-appointed managers broad powers to suspend union contracts would pass by a margin of 53 percent to 33

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Ed Kurtz Named Flint’s EFM, Retains Michael Brown as City Administrator

Brown is out?  Not so fast!  While not eligible to act as Emergency Financial Manager under the provisions of Public Act 72, he will be Flint’s City Administrator under the newly appointed “EFM,” Ed Kurtz

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Michael Brown
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Brown Out Kurtz Back at Flint’s Helm

With the Michigan Supreme Court ruling Friday that Public Act 4 must go on the ballot this November, and the State Board of Canvassers certifying the ballot initiative today, Flint's Emergency Manager, Michael Brown, is officially relieved of duty

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New York Times best selling author David Allen Butler (photo courtesy of Facebook)
New York Times best selling author David Allen Butler (photo courtesy of Facebook)
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Flint's Emergency Manager Michael Brown (rescheduled from Monday) will talk about the city budget and public safety initiatives for Flint beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday on The Tom Sumner Program. Plus art dealer Michael Findlay talks about his new book "The Value of Art" and author/lecturer/historian Daniel Allen Butler talks about the sinking of the Lusitania and Titanic

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Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown (photo from Facebook)
Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown (photo from Facebook)
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown talks about the city budget and master planning on The Tom Sumner Program Monday May 7 at 7 p.m.  Other guests include Kenn Hopkins (UofM-Flint) talking about the CEO (Committed to Excellence and Opportunity) Program for Inner City Youths, and Darwin Jiles (Flint Urban Culture) talks about social media activism  Listen to The Tom Sumner Program Monday through Frid

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Flint 2012 Budget by Michael Brown Emergency Manager

The presentation took place in the Flint City Council Chambers 04/23/2012 at 5:30 p.m.

The City is projected to have more than $18 Million dollar deficit by June 30 2012. The FY 13 Budget presented is $195 million budgeting 539 employees

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City of Flint to Begin Neighborhood Ward Meetings

On Monday, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown announced the schedule for neighborhood ward meetings in Flint. Brown is joining with members of the Flint City Council to host meetings in each of the city's nine wards beginning in February.

The meetings will provide an opportunity for residents to meet the emergency manager and members of his team, get information on the city's finances and an overview of the Comprehensive Financial and Operating Plan that was submitted to the State Department of Treasury. Also, the meetings will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. All questions must be submitted in writing at the time of the meeting.

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Rep. Woodrow Stanley
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Representative Woodrow Stanley Speaks on Flint’s Financial Manager

In November, it was announced that the City of Flint would be put in charge of a Financial Manager. Due to the changes made in Public Act 4, passed in 2011, managers who are appointed to manage a municipality’s finances have more control over budget items, including more control over collective bargaining agreements

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Emergency Manager Brown Partially Restores Salary of Mayor, Council

Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown issued orders No.9 and 10 on Tuesday afternoon.

In order No. 9, Brown restored partial pay to Flint Mayor Dayne Walling. Brown had  eliminated the mayor's salary and compensation on December 2, in just his second order after being appointed Emergency Manager

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