Last week, a judge near Lansing ruled that Flint’s Emergency Financial Manager, Mike Brown, was appointed illegally, as that appointment violated Michigan’s Open Meetings Act. Once that ruling came down, Mayor Dayne Walling and the Flint City Council were back on the job. However, that didn’t last long.
After all of the political ads on TV, radio, and even voice mail, the November 2011 election has come and gone. I was keeping a close eye on the results throughout the evening, and was amazed at how close some of the races were right up until the end.
There were interesting twists and surprises including voter turnout like that of a presidential election, an amazingly close recall vote against Pa