Flint water committee to hold hearing in Flint on Tuesday

Sen. Jim Stamas

Sen. Jim Stamas

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas has announced that the Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency will hold a meeting with local officials and residents in Flint on Tuesday.

“This joint committee has been entrusted to review the investigative findings regarding the Flint water health emergency, take testimony on the mistakes at all levels of government that led to this situation and recommend solutions so that this never happens again,” said Stamas, R-Midland, chairman of the committee. “This meeting in Flint will enable us to hear directly from local Flint officials and from the residents who have been directly impacted by this public health disaster.

“As a parent, I share and understand the frustration and outrage that families have about a preventable crisis that is affecting the health of their children.”

The joint committee will hold the public meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Northbank Center, located on the University of Michigan – Flint campus at 432 N. Saginaw St. in Flint.

In an effort to give as many people as possible an opportunity to testify, public remarks will be limited to three minutes per person.

Those wishing to testify are asked to provide a copy of written testimony for the record.

Sen. Jim Ananich, D-Flint, and Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, serve as co-vice chairmen of the committee, which is tasked with providing recommendations for legislative action after reviewing the findings of ongoing investigations into the Flint water emergency.

For more information on the committee’s schedule and proceedings visit www.FlintWaterCommittee.com.