2015 August

Is History in the Making for Flint?

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On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the voters in the City of Flint, showed that change was wanted. The results of the election showed that 56% of the voters desired change, while 44% desired business as usual.

Although the voter turnout was low (which appears to be consistent with the morale in the city), everyone who exercised their right was appreciated   As a people, we have got to utilize the power of our vote, which was paid for by our forefathers and mothers with their prayers, marches, time in jail and sometimes even their blood shed.  Our apathy in the voting booth is a desired outcome of Emergency Financial Management, but we in Flint have to prove that we know the power in a democracy is our vote.

Change only comes by the will of the people!  Change in the water crisis in Flint; Change in the safety of our citizens; Change in our neighborhood stabilization; Change in our economic opportunities in all parts of our city.  The voters have said that change is what they want in Flint and they want it to be restored to the flourishing city that it once was.

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From business to campaign, Karen Weaver aims to be first female Flint mayor

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FLINT, MI — Mayoral candidate Karen Weaver says she’s ready to have a heart-to-heart conversation with Gov. Rick Snyder about returning Flint to the control of elected local leaders.

It’s a job Weaver, who earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Michigan State University, says incumbent Dayne Walling has already failed to do when given the chance.

“The Walling administration deserves a failing grade. (The mayor) has failed the people of this city (by) allowing the city to fall into state hands once again …,” Weaver said in response to a questionnaire from The Flint Journal-MLive.

Weaver, 56, has moved from business owner and community booster to mounting her first campaign for public office, one of three challengers hoping to unseat Walling in the Aug. 4 primary election.

Two city councilmen — Wantwaz Davis and Eric Mays — and eight registered write-in candidates are also vying for the job.

Weaver has served on boards and committees in the city, including the Hurley Hospital Board of Managers, Priority Children and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. If elected in November, she would be Flint’s first female mayor.

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