Stays on court suits in place until Oct. 1, 2023, pending $1M payment by city by June 9
LANSING, Mich. (June 6, 2023) — Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Rep. Mike McFall (D-Hazel Park) issued the following statement on the announcement today that the Great Lakes Water Authority and the City of Highland Park have reached a temporary agreement on their ongoing water debt issue.
“This interim agreement is an important and positive step forward and we commend the Great Lakes Water Authority and the City of Highland Park for working together to find solutions. The agreed-upon compromise helps offer residents and the community some relief in the short term while also giving all parties involved, including the State of Michigan, the gift of time to keep communicating and negotiating on a comprehensive, permanent resolution of this situation. As public servants, we continue to advocate for the needs of Highland Park residents and all of the communities we represent, and we will keep working in our roles in state government to ensure safe, healthy water is accessible and affordable for all Michiganders.”