Mayor Neeley speaks about Breonna Taylor ruling; the community protests
Sep26

Mayor Neeley speaks about Breonna Taylor ruling; the community protests

By Tom Travis In a statement issued Friday, Mayor Sheldon Neeley denounced the outcome of the Breonna Taylor case, in which a grand jury ruled to not indict any of the officers involved in the shooting death of Taylor, 26, in her home in Louisville, Kentucky March 13. “It is such a deep and powerful pain we feel in part because it feels self-evident that the shooting death of Ms. Taylor was wrong. The conscience of America is at...

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Judge Bell grants most ACLU complaints; Flint voters still holding their breath with election season underway
Sep24

Judge Bell grants most ACLU complaints; Flint voters still holding their breath with election season underway

By Tom Travis Flint voters have been given some reassurance about safeguarding election processes by the 7th Circuit Court, where Judge Celeste Bell has granted the bulk of the relief sought by the American Civil Liberties Unions (ACLU) and five Flint voters against Flint City Clerk Inez Brown. In the end, after a series of motions and hearings over the summer, Judge Bell granted most of the requests sought by the ACLU, agreeing from...

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City Clerk’s office receives $475K grant for fall election season; Council approves eight appointments
Sep23

City Clerk’s office receives $475K grant for fall election season; Council approves eight appointments

By Tom Travis A $475,625  grant for the Flint City Clerk’s office  to provide additional ballot drop boxes, additional staffing, strengthened election security, and processing of absentee ballots has been approved by the Flint City Council. The grant, from the non-profit Center for Tech and Civic Life , comes on the heels of 7th Circuit Court Judge Celeste Bell ruling on complaints about voting and ballot processes from the...

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Neeley offers  “Conversations in the Courtyard” for Flint residents
Sep15

Neeley offers “Conversations in the Courtyard” for Flint residents

Starting Thursday, Sept. 17, Flint residents are invited to meet with Mayor Sheldon Neeley for what the city has announced will be “Conversations in the Courtyard.” Designed as scheduled one-on-one conversations between residents and the mayor, the sessions will take place in the court yard behind City Hall. No specific times are set.  Interested residents are asked to call the mayor’s office at (810) 766-7346  to make an...

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GCCARD director Matthew Purcell resigns, Stephanie Howard named interim director
Sep14

GCCARD director Matthew Purcell resigns, Stephanie Howard named interim director

By Madeleine Graham Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) director Matthew Purcell resigned suddenly effective Aug. 5, 2020. Purcell has been GCCARD director since November 2015. Stephanie Howard will act as the interim director of GCCARD.  Howard has served as deputy director of GCCARD prior to Purcell’s resignation. “We expect that she will continue to steer our ship in a positive direction so as...

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