City Council in Flint fights appointment of new emergency manager

Council President: City's financial condition has changed significantly, Flint no longer qualifies for manager

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FLINT, Mich. - Flint is taking steps to fight the appointment of a new emergency manager, with City Council claiming the city's financial standing has improved.

The Flint Journal reports that city council on Thursday night decided to ask Gov. Rick Snyder for a hearing.

City Council President Scott Kincaid said the city's financial condition has changed significantly since Snyder appointed former manager Michael Brown in December, and the city no longer qualifies for a manager.

The governor's office says Friday that progress has been made in Flint but there's more work to do.

Emergency managers are appointed to turn around poor cities and schools.

Michigan voters will get the chance this fall to repeal the state's emergency manager law.

A board this week appointed Ed Kurtz as Flint's new emergency manager.

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