This untenable situation ended when a reporter from the Detroit Free Press contacted Flint’s city administrator and state-appointed emergency manager in January. “They had no idea I was burning the candle at both ends,” Jones admits. Seeing how “hurt” his bosses felt at the revelation, Jones says, he chose to resign.
“He never told me,” says Flint emergency manager Mike Brown, who’d hired Jones. “I’m not aware that anyone here knew.”
“The folks in Flint didn’t know,” Jones admits. “And they would never have known ’cause I was there every day at all hours of the day and night. I’d put in seven or eight hours and then go to my other job.”
“He was here,” Brown confirms. “He worked weekdays and weekends and nights and was at meetings throughout the day.”