Oakland County’s workforce was severely impacted when unemployment in the county spiked at 19.5 percent in April and 19.3 percent in May. Ehrlich predicted the county’s unemployment rate for 2020 would improve dramatically to 9.1 percent for the year, with the rate nationally at 9.2 percent.
In the race for 6th Circuit Court Judge, there are six incumbents running to retain their seats, plus one write-in candidate.
In the race for Oakland County Executive there are three candidates.
The enhanced MI-VINE service offers users innovative functionality, an improved user experience and expanded access to victim services.
But the fun still goes on, with some social distance changes.
Oakland County had a slightly higher rejection rate of 1.7 percent of their total 261,890 absentee ballots.
Nominees must, at a minimum, demonstrate excellence in the following areas: (A) Work performance; (B) School and community involvement; (C) Leadership and commitment; (D) Local support (from co-workers, school administrators, community members, etc., who speak to the nominee’s exemplary work); (E) Enhancement of classified school employees’ image in the community and schools.
Voters throughout Oakland County have the opportunity to select two Trustees for the Oakland Community College Board.
Last week, the governor signed Executive Order 2020-176 reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools in those regions where they remain closed and allowing for organized sports practices and competitions to resume in those regions where they remain restricted, subject to strict protections meant to limit spread of the virus.
The Youth Mobile Crisis Team helps children, teens, and young adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
This program is a great way to educate our youth and teach them how to get involved in discovering ways that they can help to prevent pollution of our freshwater resources.
Over two-thirds (77.0 percent) of the requested ballots were returned, and these returned ballots represented 70.8 percent of the total votes cast.
The Health Division offers drive-thru testing on Mondays and Wednesdays at the South Oakland Health Center at 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield; Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Oakland County government campus, 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac; and on Fridays at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus at 28696 Oakland, Farmington Hills.
This competitive grant program is focused on these hard-hit sectors:
Food and Lodging Personal Services
Entertainment and Recreation
Construction and Maintenance Services
Up to $20,000 is available for projects such as:
Tree inventories and management plans.
Urban forest master plans or strategic plans.
Tree maintenance connected to strategic activities in a plan or tree inventory.
Community outreach or local staff training.
Tree ordinance review and development.
Each year Oakland County Times gives candidates for any office voted on in Oakland County the opportunity to do a video interview. This is a huge undertaking, and we post new videos as we can right up until the election. So please check back often and be patient.
“For the first time in our 54-year existence, we’re asking for an increase so we can provide more high quality parks, programs and services to the citizens of Oakland County,” OCPR Executive Officer Dan Stencil said.
Results will be shared with local government leaders so that they understand what services their residents value most. Responses will also help inform SEMCOG’s Economic Development Strategy for Southeast Michigan, currently under development.
Oakland County, with one of the highest educational attainment rates in the state, had an Aug. 4, 2020 turnout rate of only 37.1 percent!
Throughout the month of September, the Michigan Parks and Recreation Foundation is hosting a Virtual 5K (3.1 miles) to raise funds to provide accessible recreation opportunities for parks and programs. You can run, walk, skateboard, bike, or swim a 5K during the month of September!