The city boosts the amount of chlorine in the water and flushes the system. Bennett Cognato is a contributor to The Daily Campus opinion section. Retrieved January 25, Excellent place for some double's table tennis with a large group of good players. WTAC changed its format to country music in and then became a pioneering contemporary Christian music station a few years later; the calls are now on Most politicians are affiliated with the Democratic party despite the city's elections being nonpartisan.
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Proposals four through six, which would eliminate 4 requirement for certain executive departments, 5 the Civil Service Commission and 6 Ombudsman office were defeated.
With Earley appointed to be emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools on January 13, , city financial adviser Jerry Ambrose was selected to finish out the financial emergency with an expected exit in April. On November 3, , Flint residents elected Karen Weaver as their first female mayor. On January 22, , the Receivership Transition Advisory Board unanimously voted to return some powers, including appointment authority, to the mayor.
After two independent studies, lead poisoning caused by the water was found in the area's population. It is located along the Flint River, which flows through Lapeer, Genesee, and Saginaw counties and is According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of The terrain is low and rolling along the south and east sides, and flatter to the northwest.
Flint has several neighborhoods grouped around the center of the city on the four cardinal "sides". The downtown business district is centered on Saginaw Street south of the Flint River. Both neighborhoods boast strong neighborhood associations. These neighborhoods were the center of manufacturing for and profits from the nation's carriage industry until the s, and to this day are the site of many well-preserved Victorian homes and the setting of Atwood Stadium. The University Avenue corridor of Carriage Town is home to the largest concentration of "Greek" housing in the area, with fraternity houses from both Kettering University , and the University of Michigan Flint.
Just north of downtown is River Village, an example of gentrification via mixed-income public housing. These are the only two neighborhoods between UM-Flint and Mott Community College and enjoy strong neighborhood associations.
Central Park piloted a project to convert street lights to LED and is defined by seven culs-de-sacs. Many of these neighborhoods were the original centers of early Michigan blues. These neighborhoods are most often lower income, but have maintained some level of economic stratification. Just north is Eastside Proper, also known as the "State Streets", [ citation needed ] and has much of Flint's Hispanic community.
The largest plant, Buick City and adjacent facilities, have been demolished. Half of Flint's fourteen tallest buildings were built during the s. The story Genesee Towers , formerly the city's tallest building, was completed in The average window for freezing temperatures is October 8 thru May 7, allowing a growing season of days.
Precipitation is moderate and somewhat evenly-distributed throughout the year, although the warmer months average more, averaging As of the census , there were , people, 48, households, and 30, families residing in the city. The population density was 3, There were 55, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city was There were 48, households out of which The average household size was 2.
In the city, the age distribution of the population shows The median age was 31 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were As of the census  of , there were , people, 40, households, and 23, families residing in the city. There were 51, housing units at an average density of 1, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3. There were 40, households of which The median age in the city was The gender makeup of the city was As of , the city has Arab American families.
According to the most recent data from the U. There is semi-pro football at Atwood Stadium with the Flint Fury. When artificial turf was installed, it was no longer able to host baseball games.
The team was founded by two of its players; Charles Lawler and Prince Goodson, who both played for the defunct Flint Falcons semi-pro team. The team is now solely owned by Lawler. He won the Heisman with total votes. Ingram attended the University of Alabama and is their first Heisman winner.
Local teacher and independent film maker Marcus Davenport chronicles Flint's ties to basketball and the basketball culture in his documentary Flint Star: On January 14, , the Ontario Hockey League 's Plymouth Whalers were relocated to Flint after a sale of the team to the owner of Perani Arena for the —16 season. The city levies an income tax of 1 percent on residents and 0. The city is currently in a financial receivership having ended the financial emergency on April 30, , that saw the city under an Emergency Manager as the State of Michigan has declared a state of local government financial emergency.
The city has operated under at least four charters ,  ,  , It also instituted the appointed independent office of Ombudsman , while the city clerk is solely appointed by the city council.
The city council is composed of members elected from the city's nine wards. Flint has been consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the United States by multiple sources. On September 24, , the FBI reported Flint was ranked as America's sixth most violent city among those with population of 50, or more in Most politicians are affiliated with the Democratic party despite the city's elections being nonpartisan.
Public K education is provided under the umbrella of the Flint Community Schools. Students attend 11 elementary schools, and two high schools, which accommodate grades 7—12 Flint Northwestern High School and Flint Southwestern Academy. The city's original high school, Flint Central High School , was closed in due to a budget deficit and a lack of maintenance on the building by the Flint School District. The building, however, still stands. Flint Northern High School was converted to an alternative education school at the start of the —14 school year, and was closed later in The best school still open in Flint is Southwestern Academy that is why they are the last ones standing.
The state-run Michigan School for the Deaf  is located in Flint. The Catholic high school is Fr. The school moved from its location just north of Flint in Mt. The Flint Public Library holds , books, 22, audio materials, 9, video materials, and 2, serial subscriptions.
The county's largest newspaper is The Flint Journal , which dates back to The move made Genesee County the largest county in the United States without a daily newspaper. The Flint Journal began publishing a Tuesday edition in March The monthly magazine centers on the East Village neighborhood, outside downtown Flint, but is distributed throughout the city.
The Uncommon Sense was a recent publication featuring critical journalism, satirical cartoons, and articles on music and nightlife, but it ceased publishing in In January , Broadside  became the current independent newspaper, exclusively available in print. This monthly publication features local and nationally recognized comic artists, as well as editorials, and other news.
Two quarterly magazines have appeared in recent years: A new monthly magazine which began publishing in June is known as My City Magazine which highlights events, arts and culture in Genesee County. The Flint radio market has a rich history. WTAC changed its format to country music in and then became a pioneering contemporary Christian music station a few years later; the calls are now on It has since relocated south into the Detroit market, changing its city of license to Farmington Hills and increasing its power to 50, watts.
The city of Flint is served by various bus lines. Greyhound Lines also provides inter-state services. Amtrak provides intercity passenger rail service on the Blue Water line from Chicago to Port Huron at the border to Canada.
The Amtrak station is located on Dort Highway , just north of I Flint is served by several airlines at Bishop International Airport. Dalton Airport , a public use airport near Flushing , also serves small, privately owned planes. Trash collection in the city was previously managed by Republic Services.
In August , Flint's contract with the company expired, leaving the city with no trash collection, with residents advised not to leave their trash at the curb until further notice. A Genesee County judge gave city officials 90 days to reach a new agreement for trash pickup. Flint has four sister cities , as designated by Sister Cities International:.
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As to be expected, gaming action is fast paced with an elaborate degree of concentration behind each move and confidence in each bet placed. Equally as impressive as the high stakes game is the players seated at the table. Notable poker professional Chip Reese was also a regular at the table until he passed away.
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