Saginaw city workers to undergo diversity training

All city workers in Saginaw will soon undergo diversity, cultural sensitivity and anti-harassment training as part of a resolution approved by council Monday night.

City Council approved spending nearly $15,000 to train each of the roughly 400 city employees, including police officers.

Mayor Greg Branch says the move is in part a response to the police-involved shooting death of Milton Hall last year.

He says the training will help city workers better serve the people of Saginaw.

â??There are certain things that you have to understand about the people that you're serving, and vice versa for that matter,â?? Branch said.

Council members also agreed to introduce an amendment to the city's fireworks ordinance and restrict use of consumer fireworks from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. on the day before, day of and day after a national holiday.