2018 Candidate Interview: Chris Rankin for Holly Village Council

  2018 Candidate Interview: Chris Rankin for Holly Village Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2018) Holly, MI – Chris Rankin is running for re-election to Holly Village Council. There are four candidates on the ballot, plus one write-in option, with three seats available. Candidates are Richard Kinnamon, Rick Powers, Chris Rankin, Tim Terpening and…

Hazel Park Touts Public Art with “Artober”

  Hazel Park Touts Public Art with “Artober” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 17, 2018) Hazel Park, MI- Throughout the month of October, Hazel Parkers are celebrating public art with pieces installed throughout the city.  Dubbed “Artober,” the project provides exposure for local artists and a reason for people to visit the community. “The Hazel Park…

On the Ballot: Lake Orion Schools Asking for School Improvement Bond

On the Ballot: Lake Orion Schools Asking for School Improvement Bond Lake Orion, MI- Lake Orion Community Schools County of Oakland State of Michigan School Improvement Bond Proposition Shall the Lake Orion Community Schools, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, borrow the sum of not to exceed One Hundred Sixty Million  Dollars ($160,000,000) and issue…

Citizens for Fair Ferndale Announces Good Neighbors, Event Nov. 13

  Citizens for Fair Ferndale Announces Good Neighbors, Event Nov. 13 Ferndale, MI- Citizens for a Fair Ferndale regularly recognizes members of the community who embody the mission of CFF within their everyday lives, helping to make our community welcoming and strong. This year’s honorees are as follows: Grace Bacon Doug Gillespie Lindsay Gonska Carol Jackson…

Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day”

Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 6, 2018) Southfield, MI- While many governmental offices are closed on Monday in honor of Columbus Day, The Cities of Southfield and Ferndale have taken a different approach to the day. The announcement Southfield’s social media and website says “The City of Southfield…

MML#2 – Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Copenhagen – Examples of Revitalization Through Localism

MML#2 – Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Copenhagen – Examples of Revitalization Through Localism (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 7, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- What can communities learn from the revitalization of places like Pittsburg, Indianapolis, and Copenhagen? Bruce Katz, author of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism was the keynote speaker…

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 2 to Create Redistricting Commission

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 2 to Create Redistricting Commission Proposal 18 – 2 A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the  Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years This proposed constitutional amendment would: –  Create a commission of…

On the Ballot: Michigan Election Changes

On the Ballot: Michigan Election Changes Proposal 18 – 3 A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no -reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add  current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution This proposed constitutional amendment would allow a United States citizen…

On the Ballot: Two Charter Amendments on Clawson Ballots

On the Ballot: Two Charter Amendments on Clawson Ballots Clawson, MI- Voters in Clawson have two Charter Amendments on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot.  Ballot language is as follows: Clawson City Charter Amendment Proposal 18 – 1 Shall  Chapter  18,  Section  18.07  of  the  Clawson  Charter,  which  currently  requires  publication  of  notices,  proceedings,  and  ordinances …

2018 Candidate Interview: Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State

2018 Candidate Interview: Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 3, 2018) Lansing, MI- Jocelyn Benson is running as the Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State in the Nov. 6, 2018 election. Also on the ballot are Republican Mary Treder Land, Libertarian Gregory (Greg) Stempfle, and US Taxpayer Party Robert Gale.…

2018 Candidate Interview: Gregory Stempfle for Secretary of State

2018 Candidate Interview: Gregory Stempfle for Secretary of State (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 3, 2018) Lansing, MI- Gregory (Greg) Stempfle is running as the Libertarian candidate for Michigan Secretary of State in the Nov. 6, 2018 election. Also on the ballot are Republican Mary Treder Land, Democrat Jocelyn Benson and US Taxpayer Party Robert Gale.…