I suppose if you just ignore all the other problems and how they occurred, you could make that argument george.
The city was under state management. The manager appointed by the state on more than one occasion ignored the vote of the city council since under the state control the city council had no power.
The state appointed manager signed the documents to switch water supply
The state appointed manager refused to negotiate a new contract with Detroit until the new water system was online forcing the city to use another source which the city manager decided to be the Flint River.
The state appointed manager hired the engineering firm, Lockwood Andrews and Newman, that was tasked with equipping the water plant to use river water.
The state appointed manager turned down Detroit's offer to hook up to the water system again.
State regulators approved the work done on the water plant to use Flint River water.
The decisions were almost exclusively made by the state and it's appointed managers. The state tested the water. The state approved the work.