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State Treasurer approves Flint officials for more governance authority

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

State Treasurer Nick Khouri announced the Flint mayor and city council will have more governance authority and diminishes state oversight with the Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB).

“Today is an important day for our shared goal of moving Flint forward,” Khouri said. “Thanks to the progress city leaders have made, this is an appropriate time for the mayor and city council to assume greater responsibility for day-to-day operations and finances.”

The order is effective immediately and the final emergence manager order outlining many of the responsibilities of the elected officials and their cooperation with the RTAB has been repealed.

The mayor and city council now have the authority to do most city business under the City Charter without state oversight.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver issued this statement following the State Treasurer's announcement:

This is an exciting development for the City of Flint. We have been waiting for this for years. I want to thank Governor Snyder and State Treasurer, Nick Khouri, for approving our request to bring the City of Flint a step closer to our ultimate goal, which is home rule.

On Jan. 10, RTAB voted to recommend to transits authority back to Flint officials.

RTAB was appointed by the state to guide Flint after the emergency manager was removed in 2015.

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