A state oversight board is giving the Flint City Council its power back.
The council’s powers have been limited since the Gov. Rick Snyder appointed an emergency manager to run Flint back in 2011. For much of the past four years, the nine City Council members have had little real authority at City Hall.
But today, the Receivership Transition Advisory Board repealed order No. 3, which reinstates the powers afforded to the City Council by Flint’s city charter.
Council President Kerry Nelson says the board can now be an equal partner with the mayor at City Hall.