Public safety millage renewals pass in Lansing and Flint

Nov 9, 2016

Voters in Flint and Lansing approved renewals of their public safety millages.

Flint police chief Tim Johnson says renewing the millage will help expand the number of officers on Flint’s streets.

“For the last probably four or five months, I’ve really been stretching the Flint police officers across the board and I don’t want them to hit no burnout stage,” says Johnson, “but I can see that coming if we don’t get some more officers in there.”

If the millages had failed, officials in both Lansing and Flint said they may have been forced to lay off police officers and firefighters.