Black Mayor’s across the country continue to come under fire over MONEY. Disgraced Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was forced to resign over some books she allegedly wrote and now the Mayor of Flint, Michigan, Karen Weaver is facing scrutiny over a charity she helped form to raise money for the water crisis. A couple of weeks ago, she voted in favor of giving her and her fellow councilmembers raises.
A former city administrator of Flint, Michigan is suing Mayor Karen Weaver for allegedly trying to funnel donations intended for a lead water crisis charity into her own personal campaign fund.
Filed on Monday in US District Court, the wrongful termination lawsuit alleges that former City Administrator Natasha Henderson was fired for shining a light on the issue, and that the decision was a violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act as well as free speech protections.
Back on February 9, Henderson met with a city employee who informed her that Mayor Weaver was telling the employee and a volunteer to redirect donations that were being sent to the Safe Water/Safe Homes charity. Instead, the mayor wanted the funds funneled to an organization she set up called “Karenabout Flint,” a group that was not approved to receive donations by the City Council.
On the contrary, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s “Mayors Fund” is viewed as a “model that works” for businesses to donate towards the mayor’s pet projects.
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