Michigan Mayor Vows to Refuse Federal Grant

06/27/2012
A Michigan mayor is at odds with the city council over accepting an $8-million federal grant to recall laid-off firefighters, reports the Detroit Free Press. Taylor council members voted 5-2 to override Mayor Jeff Lamarand's veto of a resolution directing him to accept the money. They also voted 5-2 to hire an attorney to represent them to find a way to accept the grant, Councilwoman Jacklyn Molner said. The dispute involves a two-year Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It would allow the city to recall some of the 32 firefighters laid off since August -- a move that reduced their ranks to 24 on duty, a number...

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