- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A state-appointed board has voted in favor of restoring powers to Flint City Council as the city moves out of state oversight.

The Receivership Transition Advisory Board voted unanimously Thursday. The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1seLZky ) that under terms of an agreement the board can remove the council’s power again within a 90-day period if members see fit.

Gov. Rick Snyder determined Flint was in a financial emergency in 2011 and appointed an emergency manager. Both the mayor and the council lost power. The financial emergency was declared over last year and the transition advisory board was created.

In January, Michigan officials approved giving more authority to Mayor Karen Weaver.

Flint has been dealing with a public health crisis since high lead levels were detected last year in the city’s water.

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

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