eric mays http://michiganradio.org en Emergency manager slaps new restrictions on Flint city councilman being pressured to resign http://michiganradio.org/post/emergency-manager-slaps-new-restrictions-flint-city-councilman-being-pressured-resign <p>An embattled <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/12/flint_ems_executive_order_rest.html">Flint city councilman </a>plans on taking part in a special training session tomorrow, despite calls for him to resign.</p><p></p><p>Councilman Eric Mays was recently charged with drunk driving and marijuana possession. &nbsp;&nbsp;Mays has refused Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley's call for him to resign.</p><p></p><p>Mays’ attorney says Mays will take part in the governance training session.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:22:55 +0000 Steve Carmody 15687 at http://michiganradio.org Emergency manager slaps new restrictions on Flint city councilman being pressured to resign Flint city councilman says he won't resign http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-city-councilman-says-he-wont-resign <p>Flint’s emergency manager is calling for the resignation of a city councilman who was arrested last weekend for driving under the influence.&nbsp; The councilman says he won’t resign.</p><p>Councilman <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2013/12/flint_city_leaders_ask_embattl.html#incart_river_default">Eric Mays </a>was arrested and charged with DUI and marijuana possession early last Saturday along I-475 in Flint.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:56:29 +0000 Steve Carmody 15577 at http://michiganradio.org Flint city councilman says he won't resign Flint city councilman jailed on drunken driving, drug charges http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-city-councilman-jailed-drunken-driving-drug-charges <p>FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A Flint city councilman is being held in the city lockup on suspicion of drunken driving and drug possession.<br /><br />Police Chief James Tolbert tells The Flint Journal that Eric Bradford Mays was arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana.<br /><br />Mays was arrested about 2:50 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 475 by police investigating a traffic accident. Police say Mays was trying to change a flat when officers arrived.<br /> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:07:12 +0000 The Associated Press 15492 at http://michiganradio.org Flint city councilman jailed on drunken driving, drug charges State election officials deny request to directly oversee Flint mayoral primary http://michiganradio.org/post/state-election-officials-deny-request-directly-oversee-flint-mayoral-primary <p>The Michigan Secretary of State&rsquo;s office will not step in to oversee Tuesday&rsquo;s mayoral primary in Flint.&nbsp; Two candidates asked the state election office to oversee the primary.&nbsp;&nbsp; They cited&nbsp;problems in recent elections involving absentee ballots, computer glitches and votes being left in ballot boxes.&nbsp;</p><p>Fred Woodhams&nbsp;is with the Secretary of State&rsquo;s office.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says the past problems did not indicate a need for state oversight.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 19:14:47 +0000 Steve Carmody 3558 at http://michiganradio.org State election officials deny request to directly oversee Flint mayoral primary The race for Flint mayor begins http://michiganradio.org/post/race-flint-mayor-begins <p>Tuesday&nbsp;is the deadline for anyone who wants to be the mayor of Flint to get their nominating petition filed with the city clerk. More than 2 dozen people have expressed an interest in being Flint&rsquo;s next mayor, including the man who currently holds the office.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.votewalling.com/">Dayne Walling </a>plans to turn in his nominating petitions before Tuesday&rsquo;s deadline. He&rsquo;s been mayor since a special election a few years ago.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been in the position for less than 2 years at this point.&nbsp; A lot of the work we&rsquo;ve had to do has been to clean up the old messes.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Not everyone is happy with the job Walling&rsquo;s done as mayor. Under Walling&rsquo;s watch, <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1744240/news/Report.Flint.homicides.spread.like.an.epidemic">violent crime has soared</a> as budget cuts forced the city to <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/flint-moving-ahead-police-layoffs-after-city-breaks-murder-rate-record">lay off police officers.</a> Sun, 08 May 2011 19:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 2376 at http://michiganradio.org The race for Flint mayor begins