State lawmakers conveniently protected themselves from public records lawsuits in a flawed bill in the wake of the Flint water crisis.
The tax-funded group that handles the sale of prime public property in Detroit has failed to turn over records as required under FOIA.
The city of Detroit painted a wildly inaccurate and misleading picture of the fire crisis through a public database that was supposed to create transparency.
The records show the city grossly misrepresented the number of broken hydrants earlier this year.
Under Mayor Mike Duggan, public records are often a luxury, affordable only to those able to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Mayor Duggan’s administration refused to turn over public records about broken hydrants that are jeopardizing lives and property.
This is the third time in two months that the Duggan administration has demanded that we pay thousands of dollars for public records. One bill was $42,000.
The city of Detroit is demanding we pay up to $42,000 to access just three months of EMS records.
Our request for three months of records, the city maintained, would disable emergency communications and take more than a year to fulfill.
Detroit medics are taking too long to respond to emergencies, and people are dying.