Flint mayor Dayne Walling says his city must now make a transition to an era of 'reconstruction' after a 'generation of decline.'
Walling told the audience at his ‘State of the City’ address Monday that in order to begin that transition Flint must deal with its crime problem.
Flint had the worst violent crime rate in the nation last year.
“We have lost too many lives. Too many of our promising youth who were confined to environments that were always dangerous and all too often became deadly,” Walling told his audience.