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Flint Council Members Sue Over Emergency Manager

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FLINT (WWJ/AP) - Members of the Flint City Council are suing the state-appointed emergency financial manager for the cash-strapped city, seeking to block his actions.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in Genesee County Circuit Court, is seeking a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against the actions of emergency financial manager Ed Kurtz, The Flint Journal reported.

Emergency manager Ed Kurtz says he plans to continue his work unless a judge orders him to stop. He’s operating under the idea the law is valid.

Michigan voters will get the chance this fall to repeal the state’s more recent emergency manager law. Flint got a new manager last month because of a technicality in the old law.

The council members sued as individual plaintiffs, instead of as a body, in attempt to block claims that the council might not be able to seek legal action in the case.

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