No, it was not “avoidable”. this e-mail, if it is correct:
From: Sue McCormick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 6:20 PM
To: Fausone, Jim
Cc: William Wolfson; billjohnson
Subject: Fwd: KWA and City of Flint
Gentlemen,The cliffnotes version: Proposal offers a today rate of water for Flint/Genesee of $10.46 as compared to $20.00 paid currently per Mcf – 48% less that could be realized nearly imediately and even more when compared to the increases coming with KWA.
When compared over the 30 year horizon the DWSD proposal saves $800 million dollars or said differently – saves 20% over the KWA proposal.
Sue F. McCormick, Director
Detroit Water and Sewerage Department
735 Randolph, Room 506
Detroit, Michigan 48226
indicates that the Flint water crisis was not a mistake due to trying to save money. Detroit offered Flint a better deal on the water contract than the one that was chosen, but the emergency financial manager just blew it off.
This was not an “oops”, this points to fucking malfeasance. It was not avoidable because Rick Snyder is/was warming his ass in Lansing. If we dig deeper, we will almost certainly find graft, kickbacks, payoffs and all that other good candy.
or the e-mail could just be made a up smear