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Flint city leaders want Mays out, but he's not going


(12/06/13) - Flint city council member Eric Mays says he is not going to resign.

ABC12 talked to Mays moments after a press conference inside of Flint city hall Friday morning.

During that press conference, emergency manager Darnell Early, along with Mayor Dayne Walling and city council president Scott Kincaid, asked Mays  to resign.

This comes just days after Mays was arrested on a drunken driving offense.

Earley says after his arrest, Mays verbally abused city staff.

"Some of the events in this reference center around Mr. Mays verbal abuse of support staff in Mayor's office and police department in an effort to intimidate them by, among other things giving them direct orders since his arrest."

Mays responded to the accusations by saying, "this is not true, Mr. Earley has proved to me in three weeks he is not telling the truth, he is a liar."

We examined PA 436, the emergency manager law to determine if Earley has the power to remove Mays.

According to PA-436, Earley can recommend to the state that Mays be removed from council if he violates an order or the law itself, but the governor has the final say.

Eric Mays referred all questions about his drunk driving arrest to his lawyer.

Mays says he plans to fight all the allegations.

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