Water rates case against City of Flint heads back to Circuit Court

Flint, MI– The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the City of Flint’s appeal to dismiss an 8-year-old lawsuit that claims the City illegally raised water rates.  Former City Council President Scott Kincaid originally sued the City of Flint in 2012, claiming that the City’s Finance Director Michael Townsend improperly raised water and sewer rates twice […]

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Mott Foundation grants nearly $200k to support Flint neighborhood projects

Flint, Mich. — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted a total of $192,007 to the Neighborhood Engagement Hub (NEH) to coordinate neighborhood cleanups and hire young people to assist with the work.  Mott announced in August that it would fully fund seven neighborhood projects and partially fund an eighth project — for a total […]

EPA to provide Flint update in virtual press conference Dec. 7

Flint, MI — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede will be joined by Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and other local officials at a virtual press conference on Monday to provide an update about the city’s drinking water system. Details When: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Dec. 7  Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86365117936; or call-in: […]

City of Flint launches major push to Be Counted as Census deadline approaches

FLINT, Mich. — With just 20 days remaining to complete the 2020 Census, the City of Flint is coordinating a major push to encourage residents to BE COUNTED. A full count of Flint residents equates to approximately $3 billion in funding for Flint-area programs and services. That’s $300 million each of the next 10 years […]

United Way receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for conversations on race, racism, and change

Flint, MI — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded $8,000 to the United Way of Genesee County, on behalf of Community Roots, for the Courageous Conversations on Race, Racism, and Radical Change project. The grant will allow Community Roots to facilitate four community conversations that aim to engage residents of Flint and Genesee County […]

Here’s how Flint voted to spend a $1 million grant to help the city

Flint, MI—The Mott Foundation announced the results of a recent survey of residents on how they would like to see $1 million spent to improve Flint’s neighborhoods. More than 800 people voted over a period of two weeks. After votes associated with ZIP codes outside the city of Flint were removed, votes from 640 residents […]

Movies Under the Stars Drive-In Edition will premiere this Friday

Flint, MI–  Movies Under the Stars Drive-In Edition will premiere on Friday, August 21 at The Whiting Auditorium Parking Lot located 1241 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503. Communities First, Inc. has hosted the popular summer outdoor film series for the past six years.  This year, in light of COVID-19 we will offer a modified […]

Former Gov. Rick Snyder charged with misdemeanors for role in Flint water crisis

Flint, MI–Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty in relation to the Flint water crisis.  According to the Associated Press, the two charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.  That’s a far cry from what Flint residents were […]

Council approves additional $234k to continue water meter replacement

Flint, MI– Around 13,000 Flint residents have been unresponsive to requests to install new cellular remote read water meters in their homes, replacing their old ones, city officials said.   The cost for the lack of response is about a quarter of a million dollars. Flint City Council approved a change order of $234,000 to Vanguard […]

‘Thank God’: Flint reacts to former Gov. Rick Snyder being charged in water crisis suit

Flint, MI– The Associated Press released a report that Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials, have been told they’re being charged in relation to the Flint water crisis. According to AP, the attorney general’s office informed defense lawyers about the indictments in Flint and told them to expect to appear […]