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Tue November 15, 2011
Flint, Michigan gets ready for a state takevoer
The city of Flint is getting ready for a state takeover. The city's re-elected mayor, Dayne Walling and Flint City Council may have no power once a state-appointed emergency manager is in place.
From the Flint Journal:
Today is the deadline for Flint Mayor Dayne Walling to request a hearing on the state's recommendation that an emergency manager take over the city's finances.
And all signs point to an impending state takeover.
Walling said today that he will not request a hearing, and city council members say they're bracing for a takeover.
The Journal reports that the Flint City Council voted against appealing an impending appointment of an emergency manager takeover to the Ingham County Circuit Court.
Mayor Walling told reporters after he was sworn in that he plans on sticking around.
From Steve Carmody's report:
Walling insists Flint city government can move forward with his agenda, despite the looming reality that the governor will soon choose an emergency manager to take over running city government.
“If this emergency manager is here for a few months…if they are here for a year or two…I look forward to serving my full four year term that I was sworn into today," Walling told reporters after the ceremony.
Walling will be interviewed by Michigan Radio's Jennifer White today. We'll post that interview later.