Open Meetings Act
The City of Detroit has been designated as an emergency planning district and has appointed a Local Emergency Planning Committee for Detroit. This committee will be composed of elected state and local officials, police, fire, emergency management, public health officials, environmental, hospital, and transportation representatives, as well as representatives facilities subject to the emergency planning requirements, community groups, and the media.
The committee will receive opinions and information from the public and may enter into agreements with other governmental entities, advisory boards, committees or councils. The DLEPC will operate according to the rules established by SARA Title III, and Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act of 1986. Procedures will be developed for receiving and handling public requests for information. The primary responsibility of the DLEPC will be to develop an emergency response plan and review the plan at least annually thereafter.