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.
State officials would have to approve the appointment of a transition board, which could see Flint out of state receivership. Flint is still dealing with a multimillion-dollar deficit and hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, for things like employee pensions and health care.