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Sat December 3, 2011
Flint's emergency manager fires seven city staffers, cuts pay for mayor, city council
Flint emergency manager Mike Brown started the job on Thursday. Friday, he dropped the hammer.
The Flint Journal reports Brown fired seven total level city employees. He also cut the pay of the mayor and city council and canceled future city council meetings.
Brown was appointed Flint's emergency manager earlier this week by Governor Snyder. A state review of Flint's finances determined that the city faced a 'financial emergency'.
Flint is millions of dollars in debt.
Late Friday, Flint mayor Dayne Walling issued a statement praising his four appointees removed by Brown: "It was an honor for them to choose to serve with me through very difficult times and, on behalf of the Flint community, I thank them for their service."