Reps. Lucido, Hertel encourage residents to attend Oct. 2 meeting
State Reps. Peter Lucido and Kevin Hertel today announced plans for a town hall meeting concerning the water quality of Lake St. Clair.
The representatives have arranged for officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to be on hand to answer questions from residents who have concerns about Lake St. Clair during a free event on Oct. 2. Federal, state and local elected officials will also be invited and encouraged to attend.
“Lake St. Clair should be a huge asset to our area, but pollution and high E. coli levels have left many people too disgusted to use the water,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “This issue has been going on for years and residents are fed up. People have some very real concerns about the quality of the water. It’s time for them to get some answers.”
Lucido and Hertel have teamed up in a bipartisan effort to address the issue.
“This is not an issue that only impacts the Lansing bubble,” said Hertel, D-St. Clair Shores. “Residents have real questions about their water, and it’s important that officials from DEQ hear these concerns and give them answers.”
The town hall will take place Monday, Oct. 2, at MacRay Banquet and Events Center, 30675 N. River Road in Harrison Township. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for an informal meet and greet with DEQ officials. A DEQ presentation and a question and answer session will follow from 7 to 9 p.m.
If more information is needed, Lucido’s office can be reached by calling (517) 373-0843 or emailing PeterLucido@house.mi.gov. Hertel’s office can be reached at (517) 373-1180 or KevinHertel@house.mi.gov.