McDaniel review team holds first public hearing

Feb 6, 2014

Credit Joe Linstroth/WKAR

The Community Review Team, charged with analyzing the actions of the Lansing Board of Water and Light in the wake of the historic Dec 21 ice storm, held its first public meeting last night in East Lansing. The nine-member team led by retired Army Brigadier General Mike McDaniel, who’s now a Cooley Law school professor, is gathering information about the storm and the BWL’s response to recommend corrective actions and best practices. Current State’s Kevin Lavery was at the meeting.

Lavery explains that many are still upset about the BWL outage and the lack of communication from the company in the following weeks. Carol Wood of the Lansing City Council explains that many have expressed their lack of trust in the BWL since the ice storm and she centered on comments expanding the reach of the Board of Commissioners that governs the BWL.