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Monday, June 14, 2010

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling Will Not Veto Adopted Budget

Compromise will Bring Back Every Week Garbage Collection

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling announced today that he will not veto the 2011 fiscal year budget. The budget was unanimously adopted by the 9 member Flint City Council on June 7, 2010. It takes effect July 1, 2010. The compromise will allow every week garbage collection to begin later next month.

“This budget reflects a lot of hard work and and financial responsibility on the part of Council. 95 percent of this budget is exactly what I proposed. It’s only 5 percent that Council and I disagree on,” said Mayor Walling. “I am willing to compromise while we make changes to live within our revenues and provide high quality services for the residents of the City of Flint.”

Walling expressed concerns about the long-term viability of the every week garbage collection but is satisifed that Council will work with the administration on necessary changes.

The fiscal year 2011 budget is effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mayor Dayne Walling considers veto of City Council adopted budget

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling said in a press conference Wednesday that he is considering a veto of the budget adopted Monday by the Flint City Council.

"We agree on 95% of the budget it's the 5% that we are in disagreement on. I'm most concerned about the steep cuts the council made to Community and Economic Development at a time when this community is in desperate need of jobs and new job creation," said Mayor Walling.

The Mayor has until June 16th to veto the proposed budget.

Mayor meets with Swedish Biogas officials during trip to Sweden

Mayor Dayne Walling in Sweden touring the Swedish Biogas plant with
Flint CEO for Biogas and also the International COO for Biogas.

Flint will soon have one of these gravity belt thickener pictured in the background as part of the treatment process for the biomethane digester for the swedish biogas operation at the city's wastewater treatment plan.