In Celebration of Jack Whitehead

…Now the work has returned to Michigan as O’Neil and other friends have come up with the perfect outlet for the paintings – a benefit showcasing of the work in the Pittman-Puckett Gallery inside Affirmations (290 W. 9 Mile). Many of Whitehead’s paintings will be available for sale at a low cost, with the money being used to help support the LGBT community center…(read more)

Financial Planning Committee tries to tackle budget problems

…We want to hear your ideas for how the City should cover the $3 million deficit left by declines in property values and state revenue sharing. We will be collecting ideas from readers and if we get enough good ones (ie, suggestions that are practically applicable to decreasing the deficit), we’ll present them to the committee – and to other readers – to consider. …(read more)

Noise Petition Falls Short of Signatures

City Council held a special meeting on Monday, Sept 20, 2010 to discuss the noise ordinance.
A petition circulated by West Troy Street resident Sherry Wells and other residents in the Downtown Area calling for a new noise ordinance was submitted to the City Clerk last week, but it had too many invalid signatures to make it to City Council. There were 267 signatures on 25 sheets handed in, and 53 were not valid, mainly because people who had signed were not registered voters.