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State releases Flint from oversight
LANSING — The city of Flint has been officially released from state oversight after roughly six years — a period including a public health crisis spurred by high lead levels in its water.
Michigan officials said last week the paperwork has been processed, and the Flint Receivership Transition Advisory Board dissolved.
Governor Rick Snyder determined Flint was in a financial emergency in 2011 and appointed an emergency manager remaining until 2015.
The advisory board then oversaw a transition to local control.
Mayor Karen Weaver cheered the news but criticized Snyder's decision to close the city's four remaining free bottled water stations. Officials said tap water has tested below federal lead and copper limits for about two years.
Weaver has asked to meet with Snyder. Representatives for both say they plan to do so.