SMART MOVE! #Flint City Council Votes to Stop Issuing Tax Liens to Residents for Unpaid Water Bills
When news broke that more than 8,000 residents of the city of Flint, Mich., were threatened with the loss of their homes over unpaid water bills, the public outcry was loud and swift. Penalizing residents who didn’t pay a bill for water they couldn’t use was indeed ridiculous, and on Wednesday, the City Council voted to end that policy.How long has this been a story - well the water crisis in Flint, Michigan - and why hasn't much been done about it even now? If you know people don't have water that's problem #1, then why do you put a liens on their homes????
Council President Kerry Nelson told Michigan Radio that he received numerous calls to his office pleading for the practice to stop, and the council passed a resolution that puts a yearlong moratorium on placing tax liens on properties with unpaid water bills.
“Too numerous to tell you how many; the calls have been coming in,” Nelson said. “Enough is enough. I’ve made up my mind tonight to do what I need to do for the people who elected me.”