At their meeting on Monday night, the Flint City Council outlined priorities for the next city budget. This is the first time in nearly four years that the council will have a say on city spending.

According to NBC 25, the laying out of budget priorities is the city's first step in transitioning from state receivership. City Council President Josh Freeman said it "will be a fresh start for most council members." The city is still carrying a $9 million budget deficit and the council will receive the state budget in April.