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Flint mayor presents budget, bleak financial picture

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Another city council is staring at a bleak financial picture.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver presented her budget proposal for the next two years.

While general fund revenue is down slightly over the past two years, the city's water and sewer fund could face a $35 million deficit.

"These deficits have occurred from residents not using their water," Scott Kincaid said. "And you can't blame them. You can't drink it, so you really can't use it."

Weaver said while the state is providing some water bill relief, residents still have to pay.

"We would really like people and encourage people to pay their sewer portion of the water bill. That's really, really important because we need that revenue to continue to come in," Weaver said.

City officials will spend the next two months going through the budget before bringing up for public comment.

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