Friday, September 23, 2022

Petition to Halt Flint Farmers' Market Relocation

This post about the decision to move the Flint Farmers' Market originally appeared on March 8, 2013.

I'm happy to admit that I was definitely wrong about the economic perils of moving the market. Given Flint's history, I was reluctant to mess with something that seemed to be working. But I've been to the "new" market several times and it seems to be thriving and creating another positive place to gather downtown. And downtown is the obvious focal point for reviving Flint's overall economy. (If not reviving, at least making it somewhat less bad.)

This is a minor point, but I will say I find the new market's ambiance a little lacking compared to the old market. But that's probably just my fond memories of going to the market with my family talking there. The new market appears to have had a happy ending.

Any thoughts?

If you want to keep the historic Flint Farmers' Market from moving, sign this petition.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Flint's city clerk resigns before November elections

November elections in Flint and Genesee County just got a lot more complicated.

Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio reports:

Flint’s long-time city clerk is resigning, and that’s throwing the city’s plans for the November election into disarray.

Inez Brown has been Flint’s city clerk for 25 years. But at Wednesday night’s city council meeting, Brown announced she would be stepping down at the end of the month.

“I want you all to know how much I appreciate this opportunity to work for my hometown,” Brown said.

Brockmire and Flint: An endless parade of suffering with no one offering any help