Candidate Interview: Shelley Goodman Taub County Commissioner Dist. 12 (video)

Candidate Interview: Shelley Goodman Taub County Commissioner Dist. 12 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2016) Birmingham, MI – County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub of District 12 is seeking reelection.  The district include Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Birmingham.  Goodman Taub faces challenger Chuck Moss in the Republican Primary on Aug 2.  The winner of…

Candidate Interview: Chuck Moss for County Commission Dist. 12 (video)

Candidate Interview: Chuck Moss for County Commission Dist. 12 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2016) Birmingham, MI – Republican Chuck Moss is in the running for a seat he previously held:  County Commissioner for District 12.  That District includes Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Birmingham.  Moss is challenging incumbent Shelley Goodman Taub in the…

Candidate Interview: Charles Gaba for County Commission Dist. 12 (video)

Candidate Interview: Charles Gaba for County Commission Dist. 12 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2016) Bloomfield Township, MI –Democrat Charles Gaba is running for County Commissioner for District 12, which includes Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Birmingham.  He is the only Democrat in the race. Incumbent Shelley Goodman Taube and Chuck Moss, who held…

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Twenty two communities through Oakland County take part in Main Street USA, a program focused on thriving downtowns and community centers.  Thursday night people from those Main Street Programs came together for their annual awards program, this year held…

Birmingham’s Chester Parking Structure Gets New Equipment, No Longer Takes Cash

Birmingham’s Chester Parking Structure Gets New Equipment, No Longer Takes Cash (City of Birmingham, April 22, 2016) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The City of Birmingham’s Chester Street Parking Structure will   soon receive advanced traffic control equipment to create a faster and more efficient parking experience.   The enhanced system will require parkers to use a credit card…

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.…