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Some power restored to Flint mayor, city council under Public Act 72

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FLINT (WJRT) -

(08/08/12) - The shift back to the previous law gives the mayor and council members some power back.

There are questions about how it all plays out, but no time was wasted Wednesday in light of the developments in Lansing.

"Now there will be changes in terms of how we operate day to day, week to week," says Mayor Dayne Walling.

"City council will be meeting again, taking a look at ordinances, non-financial matters. There is a lot to be worked out, but I'm going to continue to ask people to work together. Let's do it in the benefit of this entire community," says Walling.

City council members, along with Walling, had been stripped of all power under the now suspended Public Act 4.

A special meeting has already is scheduled Thursday.

General city business is on the agenda.

City Council President Scott Kincaid say he sees no need for another emergency financial manger.

Kincaid doesn't believe Flint meets the criteria for one under Public Act 72.

"The eight months Brown was here, getting $14,000 a month, has made significant changes.  I think it's time now, and I believe the community supports me, that it's time now for local government to get back running the city," Kincaid says.

Kincaid says council members are looking at all of their options including legal options.

That special meeting is Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m., inside council chambers at city hall.

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