State criticizes Flint over home for district court

FLINT (AP) -- Michigan court officials are adding to the criticism of Flint's district court, which has been struggling to find a home since a flood last year.

The State Court Administrative Office says temporary quarters are "grossly inadequate" and a challenge to public safety. The Flint Journal obtained the report and published details Tuesday.

Flint's district court is in two locations, including the basement of city hall. The city has declined to renew its lease at Genesee County's McCree court building, which was closed for months because of damage from a broken water pipe.

State officials say there are advantages to returning to the McCree building. But Flint officials appear to be committed to renovating the north building of city hall and moving the court there.

Published: Thu, Jun 2, 2011