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Flint city council voices frustration over exclusion in water decision

Flint city council voicing its frustration about mayor Karen Weaver's plan to sign a long-term deal with the Detroit water system. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - Flint city council voicing its frustration about mayor Karen Weaver's plan to sign a long-term deal with the Detroit water system.

But it's not the actual decision to stay with Detroit that they're mad about.

It's the fact that the mayor didn't include them in it.

And it's a decision that will determine the city's water source for decades.

Council members tell us mayor weaver didn't even tell them about it until yesterday, shortly before she made it public.

And they still haven't seen the actual contract, yet they're expected to vote on it within 30 days.

"We need to look at it, we need to do our homework, as council persons we need to do our homework for this community and this community has to come out to these town hall meetings and listen real good to what is being said because all we're hearing now is what they're proposing we have not seen anything, I repeat nothing in black and white,” said council president Kerry Nelson.

There's a town hall meeting on the future of Flint water's source Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church on Carpenter Road, across from Northwestern High School.

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