Flint City Council Approves $1.7M to Help Fund Firefighters [VIDEO]
Last night, the Flint City Council went over and approved a $55 million budget, which included $1.7 million to help fund Flint firefighters.
During the meeting last night, the council members voted to approve moving some of the budgeted money into a fund for fire department. Now they plan on moving $1.7 million out of the general fund to help the firefighters.
Now that the council has approved the budget, Mayor Karen Weaver has the final approval. The mayor has seven days to veto any of the amendments, including moving the money to the fire department. This couldn't have come at a better time. According to Flint Fire Chief Raymond Barton, the department will run out of money from a previous grant by the end of the month.
The council members that voted against moving this money are in fear of the city going into bankruptcy in the future. In other parts of the budget, the city council voted against moving $2 million to help the police department.
Source: ABC 12