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Flint emergency manager sits down with city residents tonight

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Flint emergency manager Michael Brown

 Flint residents will have a chance tonight to hear directly from the man who’s been running their city for the past two months. 

 An emergency manager has been calling the shots at Flint city hall since the beginning of December.

During that time, Michael Brown has limited the power of the city’s elected leaders, fired some city employees and come up with a plan to lift Flint out of its financial crisis.

That 19 page plan talks about restructuring union contracts and combining some city departments.

Tonight’s is the first of nine community meetings that Michael Brown plans to hold during the next month to share his vision and take input from Flint residents.   

Flint is facing an eleven million dollar deficit this year and the city’s cumulative deficit could be more than twice that.

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