MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…

Birmingham Seeks Host Families for Japanese Sister City Visit

Birmingham Seeks Host Families for Japanese Sister City Visit (City of Birmingham Press Release, March 24, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The City of Birmingham is seeking host families for a unique cultural experience as part of its sister city relationship with the City of Ritto in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture. Since 1976, the City of Birmingham…

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated)

2016 Primary Election and Oakland County Local Initiatives Results (updated) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2016) Pontiac, MI – This is where the Oakland County 115 News Hub (aka oc115) will post results of the ballot proposals through the county and the results of the Presidential Primaries taking place in Michigan on Tuesday, March 8.…

Birmingham Announces New Ways to Get City Information

Birmingham Announces New Ways to Get City Information (City of Birmingham Press Release, March 2, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI– The City of Birmingham is pleased to announce a new public notices webpage and information sharing tools to better connect residents and businesses. To ensure community members have the latest information and updates from the City, these…

Birmingham: Poppleton Park Concept Plan Public Mtg. Feb. 2

Birmingham: Poppleton Park Concept Plan Public Mtg. Feb. 2 (EVENT page) Public Input Sought For Poppleton Park Site Concept Plan Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm BIRMINGHAM, MI – January 21, 2016 – Birmingham’s Department of Public Services (DPS) invites and encourages community members to attend a Public Workshop for input to assist in…

Stamp Your Passport to Learning at BEF Bash Fundraiser Feb. 6

Stamp Your Passport to Learning at BEF Bash Fundraiser Feb. 6 (EVENT page)   Birmingham, MI — The Birmingham Education Foundation’s (BEF’s) signature event, “The Unabashed Bash,” will take place this year on February 6, 2016 at The Somerset Collection – South. The “Bash,” as it is fondly known, is the Foundation’s most significant fundraising…

Royal Oak, Birmingham and Ferndale See Different Results from Water Lawsuit

Royal Oak, Birmingham and Ferndale See Different Results from Water Lawsuit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 24, 2015) Royal Oak, MI – While Ferndale and Birmingham opted for settlements, the City of Royal Oak successfully had a lawsuit dismissed over the charging of a fee on water bills to pay for work on the Kuhn Drain.…

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Birmingham Youth Assistance Hosts Breakfast w/Santa Dec. 5

Birmingham Youth Assistance Hosts Breakfast w/Santa Dec. 5 (EVENT page) The Community House and Birmingham Youth Assistance Present Breakfast With Santa! The Community House and Birmingham Youth Assistance present “Breakfast With Santa” on Saturday, December 5th at the Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham. The event will also feature a magician, face painting, animal…