FLINT — When Flint’s oversight moved to a receivership transition advisory board, Governor Snyder stated that city officials worked hard to reverse the financial emergency that led to state-appointed emergency managers from November 2011 to April 2015.
Flint’s emergency manager changed the city’s water source in 2014 in an effort to save money, which caused lead to leach from the pipes. The water crisis caused a number of lawsuits and criminal charges against former government officials.
On Wednesday State Treasurer Nick Khouri signed a resolution releasing the city from all orders that had been issued by emergency managers so that Flint has “a fresh start without any lingering restrictions.”
“With continuing cooperation between the city and state, Flint has an opportunity take advantage of the momentum being felt around the city in terms of economic development, which can lead to stronger budgets and improved services for residents,” Gov. Snyder said in a statement.