mike brown http://michiganradio.org en Flint's top cop resigns http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-top-cop-resigns <p>Flint&rsquo;s Public Safety Director is resigning.</p><p>Alvern Lock submitted his resignation today.&nbsp;</p><p>Alvern Lock has overseen Flint&rsquo;s police and fire departments since 2009, when he was appointed to the job by then-interim mayor Mike Brown.&nbsp; He submitted his letter of resignation to Mike Brown, just days before Brown himself will step down as Flint&rsquo;s emergency manager. &nbsp;&nbsp;Flint&rsquo;s new emergency manager starts next month.&nbsp; Brown will stay at city hall through the end of October.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:28:05 +0000 Steve Carmody 14630 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's top cop resigns Flint's Emergency Manager resigning http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-emergency-manager-resigning <p>Flint is getting its third emergency manager in less than six months.</p><p>Flint’s current Emergency Manager announced his resignation today.</p><p>Mike Brown is in his second stint as Flint’s Emergency Manager. Governor Snyder appointed Brown to the post in 2011.&nbsp; &nbsp;A change in the state law forced him to step down in 2012.&nbsp; &nbsp;Another change opened the door to Brown replacing his own replacement a few months ago.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mike Brown also briefly served as Flint’s interim mayor in 2009 after the resignation of former Mayor Don Williamson. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14378 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's Emergency Manager resigning Flint's emergency manager wants to get mayor and city council more involved in budget and transition http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-emergency-manager-wants-get-mayor-and-city-council-more-involved-budget-and-transition <p></p><p>Flint’s emergency manager says it’s time to begin the transition back to local, elected control.</p><p>Flint’s been under a state-appointed manager since December 2011.</p><p>Mike Brown is starting his second stint as Flint’s emergency manager. He says the tough decisions have been made, and Flint is on a path to solvency. Brown says now it's time to involve the mayor and city council more in budget decisions.</p><p>“I have been sitting down with council and the mayor since I came back on to really talk about that process,” says Brown.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:53:32 +0000 Steve Carmody 13584 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's emergency manager wants to get mayor and city council more involved in budget and transition