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Flint EFM amends order limiting location of council hearing

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FLINT (WJRT) -

(08/27/12) - Flint's Emergency Financial Manager has amended an order limiting city council's ability to conduct investigative hearings.

The first order was issued Friday.

This new one issued Monday.

"The order now says you can have your hearings, you can use public property, but you can't use our resources and our money. If you want to do that with your own dime? Go right ahead," says Emergency Financial Manager Ed Kurtz.

The public property portion was the major sticking point.

City Hall is a public building and people didn't like that Kurtz was trying to limit that.

There's even been talk of a sit in at council's scheduled meeting Monday.

One Flint Pastor, who has been a vocal opponent of the state's emergency manager laws and recent decisions, was instructing people to bring a pillow.

Councilman Sheldon Neeley says he will press forward with setting a date for an investigative hearing about Genesee Towers.

Former Emergency Financial Manager Mike Brown, in his final days in office, transferred the building to a developer for $1.

He also committed hundreds of thousands of grant dollars to be used to help demolish it.

Brown is now the City Administrator.

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