April 4, 2018 (Flint, MI) – Mayor Karen Weaver issued the following statement today following an announcement from Governor Snyder stating the City of Flint will be released from receivership upon approval by the state treasurer:
“This is indeed exciting news for the City and the citizens of Flint. I want to thank the Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB) for acknowledging the progress and improvements that have made in the City of Flint, and for rewarding our efforts by recommending that full control of City operations be restored to City of Flint officials where it belongs. I am also pleased that the recommendation has the support of the governor.
This will be the first time since 2011, that Flint will be free from emergency managers and state oversight. The women and men elected by the citizens of Flint should be proud of the progress we have made and will continue to make moving forward.”