A judge in Ingham County has ordered Flint's emergency manager to take no official actions until after a hearing scheduled for next Tuesday. The city's largest public employee union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the process that resulted in the appointment of an emergency manager.
The lawsuit says the state-appointed panel that determined there is a financial emergency in Flint broke Michigan's open public meetings law by doing its work behind closed doors.
It's not clear who is officially in charge in Flint at the moment. A statement from Mayor Dayne Walling says city staff will continue to provide services.
A state Treasury spokesman says the order from Ingham County Circuit Judge Rose Aqualina does nothing to change the formal declaration that Flint is in a financial emergency.
A similar lawsuit temporarily unseated the emergency manager of the public school district in Highland Park.