Flint Receives $150k in Grant Money for Public Safety During Events Downtown
The city of Flint just received $150k in grant money for public safety during events downtown. The Crim and Back to The Bricks brings our beloved city so much excitement that is time to beef up our efforts to continue to keep everyone safe.
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundations handed over the funds for more police to be on the streets and workers to help with traffic. The funds came during the same day as the announcement of the 6 p.m. curfew for minors.
The money will help setup barricades and coordination of public safety. Emergency Manager Darnell Earley said in a press release,
"The City of Flint is very grateful for the Mott Foundation's efforts to ensure that downtown events continue to grow in popularity with families from all over the area who want to be a part of Flint's growing festival culture."
I am glad more funds are given to keep our staple events safer. I know someone will think the money should be used elsewhere. Whether you agree with me or not, Flint receiving money to keep it safe is a great thing.