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Tue September 6, 2011
Flint to consider consolidation as a way to save money
This Wednesday, Flint City Council will consider whether consolidation could be in the city's future.
The Flint Journal reports that a council committee will take up a resolution this Wednesday, with a final decision from council coming next Monday:
Government consolidation in Michigan has been a hot topic since Gov. Rick Snyder told local communities that they would lose out on additional state aid unless they showed a commitment to share services with others to save taxpayer dollars.
Snyder set a Jan. 1 deadline for governments to submit consolidation plans if they want to receive a share of a $200-million pool of funds.
Several local communities, including Burton, Clio, Davison and Davison Township, have already joined the initiative.
The consolidation initiative is known as Future Genesee and the Journal reports it includes the communities of Burton, Clio, Davison and Davison Township.