Flint manager: City not ready for local control
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:15:41 GMT —
Flint's emergency manager says the financially troubled city isn't ready to follow Pontiac on the road out of state control.
Emergency manager Michael Brown wants to see the city achieve a few more financial goals before the state appoints a transition advisory board.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday announced the appointment of such a board in Pontiac to steer its return to elected self-government.
Brown says the first challenge is preparing and adopting a budget for fiscal year 2015. The city is dealing with expiring grants and a $3 million structural deficit.
Brown says the city must enact a two-year budget for the following two fiscal years before a transition board can be appointed.
Flint has been operating under an emergency manager since 2011.