FLINT, Michigan — Flint's state-appointed emergency manager said Friday that he'll present the city council with details of a seven-point plan designed to move the financially troubled city toward a transition advisory board and eventually back under control of elected leaders.
Emergency Manager Darnell Earley told reporters he is developing the plan.
It will include deficit elimination, five-year financial forecast, governance, organization development, legacy costs, strategic planning and sustainability. Council members will learn more Monday, according to The Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/1gAFHkz ).
"It's a lot of moving parts," Earley said. "It's a lot of involvement on the part of a lot of people before we can begin talking about transition."
The city won't be handed back over to local control until "we've satisfied those seven points," he added.
Flint, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit, has been under state oversight since 2011. Emergency managers also are in charge of municipal operations in Detroit, Allen Park, Benton Harbor, Hamtramck, Pontiac and several public school districts.
Earley was appointed in September. It's unlikely Flint will be ready to have an advisory board put in place before Earley's one-year anniversary, he said.
Michael Brown, Earley's predecessor, said in 2012 that the city had a projected $20 million gap between revenues and expenses in the city's 2013 budget.
Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint