City of Flint and Crime Stoppers Offer $1,000 for information leading to arrests of illegal dumpers
Aug03

City of Flint and Crime Stoppers Offer $1,000 for information leading to arrests of illegal dumpers

By Tom Travis A reward of up to a $1,000 is being offered to those who provide information that helps lead to the arrest of anyone illegally dumping in the City of Flint,  Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced today, He made the announcement side by side with director of Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County, Julie Lopez in a video press conference. Mayor Neeley said that the program will be funded in part as part of a larger grant to...

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“We will no longer auction off guns,” Mayor Neeley announces.  “It’s just not worth it.” Chief Hart says
Jul30

“We will no longer auction off guns,” Mayor Neeley announces. “It’s just not worth it.” Chief Hart says

By Tom Travis  The City of Flint will no longer auction off confiscated guns, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced at a press conference at police headquarters Wednesday. Since 2017, when the City began that practice,  4,539 guns have been auctioned generating $200,000. The revenue generated was put back into the police budget, Neeley said. However, Chief of Police Phil Hart, reiterating Neeley’s words, said, “We will no...

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City Clerk announces 11,000 absentee ballots issued and 3,500 ballots have been returned; Clerk says her office is “sincere”, “honest” and “working hard 24/7”
Jul28

City Clerk announces 11,000 absentee ballots issued and 3,500 ballots have been returned; Clerk says her office is “sincere”, “honest” and “working hard 24/7”

  By Tom Travis City Clerk Inez Brown attempted to assure the community that her office is “honest, sincere and working hard 24/7” to see that the voting process is carried out. In a press conference held in the lobby of Flint City Hall Tuesday morning Brown announced that 11,455 absentee ballots have been issued and 3,574 ballots have been returned. Brown said this is a 31.2% return rate. Pending litigation with ACLU...

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Judge rules in favor of voters’ rights and calls for accountability in City Clerk’s office
Jul24

Judge rules in favor of voters’ rights and calls for accountability in City Clerk’s office

By Tom Travis Voters’ rights and prospects for proper processing of absentee ballot applications and ballots received a shot in the arm Thursday from Judge Celeste Bell of the 7th Circuit Court. Bell ruled in favor of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ordering the Flint City Clerk to comply with several terms including the Clerk’s office increasing open hours and days. In addition the judge ordered the...

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“We’re at an intersection of crisis,” Mayor Neeley says and offers three point plan to combat crime in Flint
Jul21

“We’re at an intersection of crisis,” Mayor Neeley says and offers three point plan to combat crime in Flint

By Tom Travis In a press conference today Mayor Sheldon Neeley along with Police Chief Phil Hart presented a three-point plan to combat crime in the City of Flint: — Formation of a Special Investigative Unit, — A recruitment effort to hire new officers, and — A “no questions asked” gun buy back program. Noting the ongoing pandemic, the social upheaval and call for police reform and growing crime...

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