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Flint Mayor calls for end to state control

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An evaluation of Flint’s financial stability and self-governance are expected to be discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the city’s state-appointed oversight board.

Although emergency management of Flint ended in 2015 the city has remained under the control of a Receivership Transition Advisory Board, which reviews the city’s financial decisions.

In a letter to state officials, last Month Mayor Karen Weaver called for the end of the financial oversight board, saying “the city has followed all directives placed on it to remain financially viable.”

In a written statement the Mayor added: “the city deserves to return to home rule.”

It’s not clear how the RTAB, which serves at the Governor’s pleasure, will decide on the ongoing need for financial oversight.