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Flint's EM to use seven-point transition plan, will share with council Monday

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(02/14/14) - Flint's Emergency Manager is laying out what will happen over the next several months to address key issues that could help get the city out from under state control.

Darnell Earley, during a news conference Friday, emphasized the city is not there yet.

Earley is developing a seven-point transition management plan he will be discussing with council members Monday night.

Re-engaging the council is also part of the process.

"It's a lot of moving parts," Earley says. "(It's) a lot of involvement on the part of a lot of people before we can start talking about transition."

Earley's seven key areas are:

*Deficit elimination plan

*Five year financial forecast

*Governance

*Organization development

*Legacy costs

*Strategic planning

*Sustainability

Earley recently reconvened council committee meetings. Members met Wednesday.

"The public needs to be aware because we're getting the council more involved and because we're doing the things we're doing does not mean we're ready to transition," he said. "That will be a benchmark that we will establish and monitor going forward."

Earley says the city will not come out of emergency management until those seven points are satisfied.

His one year anniversary is in September.

"I doubt seriously we'll be ready before that because it'll take us at least another six to seven month to resolve the issue of retiree healthcare."

Earley says the city has notified its retirees of the impact not making the switch, and the cuts it includes, would have on Flint's financial future.

"If you think of a house of cards, that's the one that if you knock that one down, in other words, if we can't get to that, the rest of it is all going to come crashing down."

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