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Flint voters will likely cast ballots on 6 questions that would reshape city government

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

There may be six questions on Flint’s November ballot that would revamp the city’s 40-year-old city charter. 

The paperwork was filed with the clerk’s office today. 

Five of the proposals would eliminate some city offices. The sixth would create a charter commission to consider totally revamping Flint’s city charter. 

Robert Wesley headed up a blue-ribbon committee that looked at how Flint’s city government works. He hopes Flint residents will support the ballot questions.     

“They have to buy into this and I think that most of our citizens want to see our city move forward and this is a way to do that,” says Wesley. 

The Flint NAACP and city council members oppose the charter change proposals.

They are primarily upset with the role Flint’s emergency manager, Darnell Earley,  played in creating the proposals.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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