Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) A citizens group in Lowell is calling for an investigation of city government.
The group is questioning what it calls unexplained rate increases, alleges the misuse of a city vehicle, tax evasion, and violations of the open meetings act. The allegations center around Lowell Light and Power, the city owned utility.
Members of VOICE, Voters Organized in Civic Excellence, say even using the Freedom of Information Act, they can't get answers from the utility.
Ralph Brecken is part of the group and spoke at Monday night's meeting. "It has been difficult in the past to get any information out of them.... We have various FOIA requests that were denied." Citizens who attended the meeting also complained about utility bills quadrupling without explanation