Costs to Make Flint Whole




In June of 2016, as a follow up to delivering packets of information on the state's culpability in the Flint Water Crisis that February, Jennifer went back to the state legislature with the costs associated with making Flint whole and asked each State Representative and State Senator to respond (see Legislature Letters on the previous page for those replies).  Michigan has been spending approximately $22k per day in bottled water for Flint residents, which could certainly have been more cost effective (and less wasteful) by setting up emergency water infrastructure by the National Guard.  None of the costs below are options. This is what the state must do in order to begin correcting the wrongs done to residents.


These are the costs associated with making Flint whole.  



 The Criteria Alternative Matrix is a tool mainly used by policy analysts to create public policy.  In practice for issues such as Flint, this way of analyzing public problems is harmful and would never create a solution that was the most expensive or would properly fix any major issue.  This way of analyzing public problems is focused on only a small portion of a larger public problem, without also coinciding with an analysis of the larger problem, or an analysis of how that small portion with other solutions would actually help fix the larger problem.

Here is my version of a Criteria Alternative Matrix as looked at for a whole problem on Flint.




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