NEWS RELEASE   6/15/2010

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FLINT MAYOR WALLING WILL NOT VETO 2011 FISCAL YEAR ADOPTED BUDGET
Compromise will Bring Back Every Week Garbage Collection



Flint, Michigan - June 14, 2010 - 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 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 satisfied that Council will work with the administration on necessary changes.

The fiscal year 2011 budget is effective July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. For more information contact Dawn Jones (810) 237-2039 or dfjones@cityofflint.com

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