(FLINT, Mich. ) A showdown between Flint’s mayor and city council was delayed at a committee meeting.
At issue: the lead pipe replacement program.
That’s something the mayor abolished last summer.
This new resolution would also makes some other changes to the program.
-It calls for the use of a model authored by 2 University of Michigan professors to find pipes, something that wasn’t used recently with contractor AECOM.
-It would require all contracts to be approved by city council, something that councilwoman Kate Fields says is supposed to be done anyway.
-City Council also wants to know how much money is left for pipe replacement and approval.
-If there’s not enough money, a detailed plan would have to be submitted to council on how the city would get the money.
The special affairs committee delayed a vote on the proposal. If its approved by city council it would be sent to Mayor Karen Weaver, who has the option to veto it.