Mayor Karen Weaver back in charge of Flint

Posted: 4:25 PM, Jan 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-22 17:24:00-05

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is back in control of the city after the receivership in the city restored the power to the mayor.

After the city was lifted out of emergency management earlier this year, a state-appointed transition board remained in place, essentially running the government.

On Friday, that board voted to give power back to Weaver. Now, she has the ability to hire, fire and lead city government through the years and the current water crisis. It's also a move Gov. Rick Snyder supported.

State Treasurer Nick Khouri signed off on the two existing emergency manager orders following the approved recommendation from the city's receivership transition advisory board.

Now, Weaver has the authority to appoint the city administrator and all department heads.