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Ferndale Adopts $15 Minimum Wage for Full Time City Workers

November 1st 2019

“The City of Ferndale recognizes the need for our employees to make a wage that allows them to take care of themselves and their families.”

Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County

November 27th 2018

  Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability.  A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of […]

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48%

July 7th 2015

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48% (compiled, July 7, 2015) Grizzlies will be paying more for college come fall, as the Board of Trustees for Oakand University has approved a 8.48% tuition increase. According to a report by David Jesse in the Detroit Free Press, OU will give up $1.2 million in state […]

Downtown Parking System Plans Proceed

January 11th 2013

People who park in Downtown Ferndale will notice some changes in the next month and a half, including possible increases in parking fees and the removal of individual parking meters from the street and city lots, with central payment centers installed and waiting to go online.

The changes are part of a long-term parking plan created by the DDA and the City of Ferndale to help raise money for more parking, most likely in the form of a parking structure. Over the past few years, the DDA and the City have taken several steps to make the parking system more profitable so that money can be set aside for improvements and growth.