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Flint EFM presents 7-point plan

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Flint's emergency manager says city leaders need to do seven things to get the city back on track.

Emergency manager Darnell Earley presented a seven point transition management plan to city council members.

Earley says he's been working on this plan since January. He's mentioned it before but Monday night was the first time residents and council members heard him explain the transition plan in detail.

The plan calls for city leaders to issue a deficit elimination plan to the state, provide a 5-year financial analysis showing the city's ability to manage finances and spending, establish a governance committee to oversee business in the city.

The fourth step of the plan addresses organizational development. Early wants to determine what the ongoing relationship between the mayor, council and administration will be.

Earley says Flint will stay in a financial bind if retirement costs are not addressed and resolved.
Leaders would need to develop a strategic plan for budgeting goals and show they can sustain the work being done.

Earley was hoping council members would vote on the plan but some said they weren't ready.

"I'm not denying the content of the plan. I just want be able to thoroughly read it and I also want to make sure the people that place me in office gets what they want, " says Flint City Council member Wantwaz Davis.

Council members plan to vote on the plan in two weeks.

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