In May 2020, Mayor Sheldon Neely announced that Flint City employees would be exempt from city council meetings after 9 p.m., and that rule would now be in place.
The mayor’s office said the city’s employees and employees were being subjected to unfair working conditions that included “severe and abusive behavior toward them personally and professionally”.
“The ability to manage city council meetings that limits the scope of debate when conversations go off topic or become repetitive, instead, has gotten worse,” Neely said.
The city administrators will now forgive the heads of departments and other city employees from the meetings of the city council at nine o’clock in the night.
“City council meetings that begin at 4:30 p.m. and most of the time last until the early hours of the next calendar day, affect the ability of staff members to rest and remain fully alert the next day, and their mental health.” well-being,” the mayor’s office said.
Neale hopes the decision will hold city council members accountable.