Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB)
As of the end of April 2015, the City of Flint moved from being under the control of an emergency manager to home rule order under the guidance of a Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB). This board will ensure a smooth transition by maintaining the measures prescribed upon the emergency manager’s exit. The Mayor and City Council have resumed their defined roles with regard to City business, yet major financial and policy decisions will be reviewed by the RTAB to ensure that they maintain fiscal and organizational stability, as directed under Public Act 436.
The Emergency Manager was appointed by the Governor under Public Act 436 to oversee the management of the city during financial crisis. The job of the EM was to bring long term financial stability back to the city by addressing any and all issues that threatened the city’s financial solvency. Four different individuals served as emergency manager from December 2011 to April 2015. In order, they were Michael K. Brown, Edward J. Kurtz, Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose.
On April 4, 2018 Governor Rick Snyder announced that the City of Flint will be released from receivership upon approval from the state treasurer. Mayor Karen Weaver issued the following statement today following the announcement:
“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.”