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Vacancies on the Flint city council may be filled Monday

Jan 3, 2015

The Flint city council is expected to fill two vacant seats on Monday.

The vacancies were created when two Flint city council members were elected to other offices in November. Former councilman Sheldon Neeley was elected to the state House of representatives. Former councilman Bryant Nolden is taking a seat on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. 

Two vacant seats on the Flint city council may be filled on Monday
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

The six finalists include a former Flint city council member and a former city fire chief.   

The finalists were chosen by the city’s emergency manager, which didn’t please some current council members.  They would prefer the city council control the entire process. 

The emergency manager has the legal power to make the final picks himself, but he’s leaving that up to the city council.

The council will sit down with the candidates Monday afternoon.   At the end of the meeting, the council is expected to select a new council member to represent the city’s third and sixth wards. 

The two chosen will serve until an election is held in November.