State Rep. Jamie Thompson, of Brownstown, today issued the following statement after plans to demolish the 112-year-old Reading Building in Flat Rock were finalized and the building’s demolition is imminent. Thompson represents Flat Rock in the Michigan House:
“I am disappointed in this outcome. This building has had generations of people pass through its doors and it is sad to see such a significant piece of the community’s history go away.
“Over the past several months, I have heard from many people in Flat Rock who wanted to save the building and re-purpose it. I have pursued numerous avenues to try and make that a reality, including communicating with the Flat Rock Community Schools Board and advocating for $5 million in the current budget plan that would have covered costs. Unfortunately, this money was not appropriated.
“I am appreciative of the work people in the area did to bring this issue to the forefront, their tireless efforts to fight for this building and detailed plans put forth to preserve it. We must not devalue what ties us all together as a community – and this building was a staple in Flat Rock for over a century.”
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today expressed concerns with recently advanced budget plans – outlining wasteful spending and the removal of critical transparency measures for taxpayers and their families. “At a time when workers and families across Michigan are struggling with their own budgets, state government is spending over $80 billion and continuing to grow theirs,” […]
State Rep. Jamie Thompson today voted in favor of a plan that provides a new way to sign up for the state’s organ donor registry and supply people with life-saving treatment. Currently, people may choose to be organ donors through their driver’s license or state ID card, a will, a formal donor card or verbally […]
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