Hackel took issue with the lack of mention of those who were impacted by proceedings, specifically pensioners and suburban water users. Most Macomb County municipalities are hooked into the water and sewer system previously owned and operated by Detroit. They will now be serviced by the Great Lakes Water Authority, an entity that Hackel says was “forced” on the suburbs, which will have a vote on a regional board.
“It should be a lesson learned, not a celebration,” Hackel said of the response officials had to Rhodes’ ruling. “This was all contrived. A lot of people suffered as a result of this.”
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