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Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Flint's top cop resigns

Outing Flint Public Safety Director Alvern Lock (left) speaks at a news conference with Flint Mayor Dayne Walling (file photo)
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Flint’s Public Safety Director is resigning.

Alvern Lock submitted his resignation today. 

Alvern Lock has overseen Flint’s police and fire departments since 2009, when he was appointed to the job by then-interim mayor Mike Brown.  He submitted his letter of resignation to Mike Brown, just days before Brown himself will step down as Flint’s emergency manager.   Flint’s new emergency manager starts next month.  Brown will stay at city hall through the end of October.

Lock spent 23 years as a Flint police officer before retiring in 2006.

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Politics & Government
12:15 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Flint's Emergency Manager resigning

As he leaves his city hall office, Mike Brown says Flint is on the right path. “We’re on a very different path from Detroit. We are on a path toward solvency and not bankruptcy,” says Brown.
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Flint is getting its third emergency manager in less than six months.

Flint’s current Emergency Manager announced his resignation today.

Mike Brown is in his second stint as Flint’s Emergency Manager. Governor Snyder appointed Brown to the post in 2011.   A change in the state law forced him to step down in 2012.   Another change opened the door to Brown replacing his own replacement a few months ago.    Mike Brown also briefly served as Flint’s interim mayor in 2009 after the resignation of former Mayor Don Williamson.  

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Politics & Government
3:53 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Flint's emergency manager wants to get mayor and city council more involved in budget and transition

Flint Emergency Manager Mike Brown
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Flint’s emergency manager says it’s time to begin the transition back to local, elected control.

Flint’s been under a state-appointed manager since December 2011.

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.

“I have been sitting down with council and the mayor since I came back on to really talk about that process,” says Brown.

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