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Flint mayor touts progress during second State of the City address

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver holds her second State of the City address at City Hall on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Drew Moore/WSMH)

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver hosted her second State of the City address at city hall on Tuesday night. The event could be Weaver’s last major public address before a recall election is set to be held next month. Weavers admit to some struggles over the past year, but she says the city is moving forward.

“My Fast Start program is on track to replace 6,000 lead service lines this year. In 2018, we will continue to replace another six thousand, with another six thousand a year after that,” Weaver says.

The biggest challenge Weaver as faced is getting the City Council to approve her plan for a permanent and back up water source for the city.

“It’s my hope we can move forward with implementing this recommendation so that we can concentrate our efforts on provide safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water,” Weaver says.

Weaver also applauding the Fire Department for receiving millions of dollars in federal money to pay for more firefighters in the city.

“We are now able to open up Fire Station Eight which was closed down by the Emergency Manager,” Weaver says.

Watch the entire presentation below:


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