don williamson http://michiganradio.org en Former Flint mayor challenges $4.5 million legal judgement in court http://michiganradio.org/post/former-flint-mayor-challenges-45-million-legal-judgement-court <p>Former Flint Mayor Don Williamson is suing the city after officials demanded that he pay out $4.5 million awarded to police officers in a 2011 discrimination suit.</p><p>Williamson is arguing that city officials violated his constitutional rights when they asked a judge to require the former mayor pay the sum, Kristin Longley of the <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/10/ex-mayor_don_williamson_sues_c.html">Flint Journal</a> reports:</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:50:04 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9347 at http://michiganradio.org Former Flint mayor challenges $4.5 million legal judgement in court Walling, Buchanan to face off in Flint's mayoral election in November http://michiganradio.org/post/walling-buchanan-face-flints-mayoral-election-november <p>Flint Mayor Dayne Walling easily finished first in Tuesday&rsquo;s mayoral primary.&nbsp;&nbsp; But the race for the second spot on the November general election ballot was extremely close.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Dayne Walling says Tuesday&rsquo;s primary vote shows Flint residents understand the challenges he&rsquo;s struggled against during the past two years.&nbsp;&nbsp; The city&rsquo;s murder rate has soared. Flint&rsquo;s budget is strained.&nbsp;&nbsp; Still, Walling picked up nearly 50% of the votes cast in yesterday&rsquo;s 7 way primary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 03:22:51 +0000 Steve Carmody 3585 at http://michiganradio.org Walling, Buchanan to face off in Flint's mayoral election in November Flint loses police arbitration case, will pay millions of dollars in compensation http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-loses-police-arbitration-case-will-pay-millions-dollars-compensation <p>The city of Flint has lost <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/07/flint_city_attorney_citizens_s.html">a multi-million dollar arbitration decision</a> in a discrimination lawsuit involving city police officers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In 2006, former mayor <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_williamson">Don Williamson</a> created a new unit in the police department called the Citizens Service Bureau, or CSB.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Flint&rsquo;s police unions objected to how the former mayor selected which officers would be promoted to the new unit.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:24:02 +0000 Steve Carmody 3211 at http://michiganradio.org Flint loses police arbitration case, will pay millions of dollars in compensation