sheldon neeley

10:18 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Flint budget calls for higher fees/curtailed city services

Flint emergency manager Michael Brown (at the podium) explains his fiscal year 2013 budget to the FLint city council
(photo by Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio)

Next year, the city of Flint will charge residents higher fees in exchange for less service.

The budget plan unveiled last night was greeted with anger from city residents and city council members.

The budget plan calls for trimming 20 percent of city government workers from the payroll.   Flint police officers and firefighters are not being spared.   The emergency manager didn't include public safety officers in the budget whose positions are funded with grant money that hasn't been secured yet.

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