Emergency Managers — March 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Judge sends Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown packing – for now.


Take your victories where you can get them

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling

As I mentioned earlier, a judge had put a restraining order on Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown due to potential violations of the Open Meetings Act. The hearing was this afternoon and, now that it’s over, Michael Brown is unemployed and Dayne Walling is mayor again. Not only that, everything Brown has done as Emergency Manager is reversed.

For now.

I have no doubt that the Snyder administration will simply go through the proper motions this time and redo the whole thing. I am sure that, within a month, Flint will have an Emergency Manager again.

But, hey, let’s enjoy our minor victories where we can get them, right? And it’s always fun seeing the Snyder administration lose a round.

Adding… As you might expect, the Snyder administration is not taking this lying down. They are planning to file an emergency appeal. They are also appealing Judge William Collette’s ruling today forbidding them to enter into a Consent Agreement with Detroit until March 29th.

[Image credit: Anne C. Savage, used with permission.]