FLOODING AND GREAT LAKES WATER AUTHORITY UPDATE.

As promised, I participated in the Great Lakes Water Authority’s board meeting. I was the ONLY member of the public to come forward, but I delivered a message that I think speaks for all of us who lost so much in the flood.

I told the board exactly what I said publicly immediately following the flood: we cannot wait for them to make major improvements to the system. We need IMMEDIATE help for homeowners who want to install back flow preventers and sump pumps.

Chance To Earn Your Vote

Like many of you, my family lost so much in this last flood. None of us can afford to go through this again. It’s time to find a solution to this problem. As your city councilman, I’ll help get the answers we deserve.

M.L. ELRICK OFFERS SOLUTIONS TO DETROIT FLOODING PROBLEMS

The torrential rain that fell late Friday was not the first time Connor Creek was overwhelmed in District 4 — and it won’t be the last. Officials blamed unexpectedly heavy rains, but my family and hundreds of other residents in District 4 have come to expect the Great Lakes Water Authority’s (GLWA) facilities are not up to the task of keeping our basements and our neighborhoods safe or dry.

Journalist M.L. Elrick vows to battle for transparency in Detroit City Council race

“I started my career as a reporter 30 years ago and I spent much of that time putting government under scrutiny, exposing waste, incompetence, corruption. I’ve also told the stories of underdogs, people who are mistreated, abused, their rights denied,” said Elrick, a former Detroit Free Press reporter. “It’s no longer enough for me to be just the scorekeeper, it’s time for me to get in the game.”