Flint's mayor is putting her people in place at city hall
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s team at city hall is taking shape.
Weaver fired the city’s police and fire chiefs, as well as the city administrator earlier this month. The three department heads were all appointed by Flint’s former emergency managers.
The city council will consider their proposed replacements tonight.
Weaver has tapped Timothy Johnson to be Flint’s next chief of police, Raymond Burton as the next fire chief and Sylvester Jones as city administrator.
Weaver says her appointments will bring needed change.
“They’ve put some plans together on what can they do differently to bring some different results,” says Weaver.
Weaver has moved quickly to remove or replace city hall department heads since the Receivership Transition Advisory Board approved a proposal to give the mayor more authority. The RTAB board retains oversight of city government.