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.