WARREN, Mich. – Mayor Jim Fouts defended his actions and continued his feud with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel in an open letter Wednesday.
[The full letter is available below]
In the letter, Fouts explained his disappointment in Hackel being a “no-show” at a scheduled televised debate Monday and addressed several statements that Hackel made last week. He also defended his response to what he is calling an “emergency in Warren.”
Fouts posted a message to Facebook just before midnight on Nov. 16 about a major environmental scandal and said that it “could be a mini version of what happened in Flint.”
Hackel held a news conference Nov. 17 to address Fouts’ statement and calm the public who became worried about their drinking water. At the conference, Hackel said Fouts has a track record of “alarmist” comments.
Fouts hit back in an open letter Nov. 22 with accusations of conspiracy and an environmental cover-up in an illegal dumping operation at Freedom Hill.
Fouts also took to Facebook Wednesday with scathing comments about Hackel's leadership: