FLAC Statement Regarding Former Health Commissioner Bevan Baker Explaining Who Is Responsible for City of Milwaukee's Lead Service Line Removal and Lead in Water Concerns
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Freshwater for Life Action Coalition (FLAC) Statement Regarding Former Health Commissioner Bevan Baker Explaining Who Is Responsible for City of Milwaukee's Lead Service Line Removal and Lead in Water Concerns
Yesterday former Health Commissioner Bevan Baker released a statement addressing a number of disturbing concerns related to the manner in which Mayor Tom Barrett handled lead-in-water concerns raised by FLAC and partner Milwaukee community groups.
It has been our argument for the past several years that Mayor Tom Barrett and his administration has not taken this matter seriously. To date, there is no comprehensive strategic funding/removal plan in place designed to remove all lead service lines poisoning tap water with lead in the City of Milwaukee.
The lack of urgency on the part of Mayor Tom Barrett as illustrated by his half-measure policies shows his indifference to public health and his lack of concern for the health of Milwaukee children.
Baker's statement only reaffirms what we have been stating for the past four years. Mayor Tom Barrett's administration has been covering-up the seriousness of this matter for too long.
It is time for the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Milwaukee County District Attorney Office to brief the public regarding their investigation of this matter. To many families in Milwaukee have been harmed for too long because of Mayor Tom Barrett and his administration's political shenanigans.
Milwaukee deserves better. We deserve better.