The Flint city council failed Thursday night to vote down pay raises for themselves and the mayor.
The pay raises were proposed by an independent commission. In order to stop the pay hike, a majority of the Flint city council had to vote to reject it.
Councilman Santino Guerra made a motion to stop the pay hikes during last night’s meeting. He says now is not the time for Flint’s elected leaders to get a pay hike.
“We still have the Flint water crisis going on... there are still homes with pipes in the ground that need to be replaced,” said Guerra.