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MML#2 – Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Copenhagen – Examples of Revitalization Through Localism

October 7th 2018

MML#2 – Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Copenhagen – Examples of Revitalization Through Localism (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 7, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- What can communities learn from the revitalization of places like Pittsburg, Indianapolis, and Copenhagen? Bruce Katz, author of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism was the keynote speaker […]

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 1 to Legalize Marijuana

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 1 to Legalize Marijuana State of Michigan Proposal 18 – 1 A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at  least 21  years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state -licensed retailers. This proposal would: […]

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 2 to Create Redistricting Commission

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 2 to Create Redistricting Commission Proposal 18 – 2 A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the  Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years This proposed constitutional amendment would: –  Create a commission of […]

On the Ballot: Michigan Election Changes

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Michigan Election Changes Proposal 18 – 3 A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no -reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add  current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution This proposed constitutional amendment would allow a United States citizen […]

On the Ballot: Berkley to Ask Voters for Funding for Infrastructure, Community Center

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Berkley to Ask Voters for Funding for Infrastructure, Community Center (City of Berkley, orig. published June 21, 2018) Berkley, MI – On Monday, the Berkley Council voted 7-0 to place to two funding proposals on the November ballot. The first proposal, for infrastructure improvements including roads, sewers, water mains, and related projects, […]

On the Ballot: Two Charter Amendments on Clawson Ballots

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Two Charter Amendments on Clawson Ballots Clawson, MI- Voters in Clawson have two Charter Amendments on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.  Ballot language is as follows: Clawson City Charter Amendment Proposal 18 – 1 Shall  Chapter  18,  Section  18.07  of  the  Clawson  Charter,  which  currently  requires  publication  of  notices,  proceedings,  and  ordinances  […]

On the Ballot: Farmington Residents to Vote on Millage Proposal

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Farmington Residents to Vote on Millage Proposal (City of Farmington Press Release) Farmington, MI –  Farmington residents will be asked to approve a millage proposal allowing City Council to levy up to an additional 3.0 mills in property taxes on November’s ballot. Farmington City Council unanimously supported placing the proposal on the […]

On the Ballot: Farmington Hills Residents Asked to Vote on Road Funding

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Farmington Hills Residents Asked to Vote on Road Funding (City of Farmington Press Release) Farmington Hills, MI- Voters in Farmington Hills will be asked to vote on local road funding on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.  Ballot language is as follows: Farmington Hills City Charter Amendment Proposal to Add Section 7.02f and […]

On the Ballot: Northville Voters to Consider Street Improvement Bond

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Northville Voters to Consider Street Improvement Bond Northville, MI – On Nov. 6, 2018 voters in Northville will decide on a bond proposal for street improvements.  Here is the ballot language: Northville City Street Improvement s Bond Proposal Shall  the  City  of  Northville,  Counties  of  Wayne  and  Oakland,  Michigan,  borrow  the  principal  […]

On the Ballot: Rochester Voters to Decide on Purchasing Rule Clarification

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Rochester Voters to Decide on Purchasing Rule Clarification Rochester, MI- Voters in Rochester will be asked to decide if they want to change the policy for purchasing. Proposed Amendment: It is proposed that Section 11.2 of the Charter of the City of Rochester be amended to remove specific expenditure thresholds and purchasing […]