- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A Flint City Council member was arrested for being disruptive during a special meeting about a dispute over garbage collection.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2aP83eJ ) Eric Mays, who supported a recommendation by Mayor Karen Weaver’s office to hire Rizzo Environmental Services, was handcuffed and escorted out Monday.

Mays says there’s “an attempt to keep the council from talking about an agenda item that we must talk about.”

Garbage collection resumes Tuesday after a one-day suspension amid the controversy. Weaver wants to replace Republic Services with Rizzo, but the council disagrees. Republic’s contract expired Friday, but Weaver says the company will pick up trash at least through Aug. 12.

The council decided Monday to join one councilmember’s lawsuit against Weaver over the trash clash. Mays was the sole “no” vote.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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