Local Government

Published January 25, 2024

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — We reached out to some of our previous sources, seeking updates on some of our favorite pieces.  

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Published January 25, 2024

ROYAL OAK — In a unanimous vote at the Jan. 8 City Commission meeting, the commission decided to create a local officers compensation commission to review the compensation that city officials receive.

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Published January 25, 2024

TROY — After a handful of errors in the processing of Troy’s pension plans, some recipients of those pensions are taking issue with being asked to pay back money the city says they weren’t owed.

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Published January 24, 2024

CLAWSON — In a fairly heated discussion at the Jan. 2 City Council meeting, the council decided to set up a workshop to further discuss the fiscal year 2024 goals and objectives.

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Published January 24, 2024

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — As the many elections of 2024 draw closer, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees voted on Jan. 10 to make casting votes easier.

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Published January 24, 2024

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — After several years of using a variety of unsuccessful — and costly — methods to get Canada geese out of Osius Park, Grosse Pointe Shores is going back to something that actually worked.

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Published January 24, 2024

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights has requested a federal grant to continue funding one of its two full-time code enforcement officers, as well as sidewalk improvements and a lawn-cutting service for eligible residents.

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Published January 24, 2024

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — New year, new roads? That’s what one Harrison Township neighborhood might be getting.

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Published January 23, 2024

MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel remembers, as a child, the friendship his dad William Hackel had with Marvin “Marv” Sauger.

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Published January 23, 2024

FERNDALE — Ferndale’s new assistant city manager is excited to get to work in the city.

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Published January 23, 2024

MOUNT CLEMENS — City commissioners had a tough pill to swallow at their Jan. 16 meeting as they unanimously approved purchasing a new fire truck, but at a higher cost than expected.

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Published January 23, 2024

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The business of the Clinton Township Board of Trustees had to wait nearly two hours to begin on Jan. 8 as trustees battled over old items well into the evening.

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Published January 23, 2024

FARMINGTON — Since being appointed as Farmington’s mayor in November, Joe LaRussa has been settling into his new role.

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Published January 23, 2024

WARREN — The Warren City Council met for its first session of 2024 on Jan. 9 and discussed a myriad of issues, including Warren’s homeless population and its impact on the Burnette Branch Library.

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Published January 22, 2024

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Late last year, Anderson, Eckstein & Westrick Inc. presented concepts for a streetscape plan in the Downtown Development Authority district, on Greater Mack between Nine Mile Road and Nine Mack/Cavalier Drive.

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Published January 10, 2024

NOVI — After controversy on how to best fill the City Council seat vacated by Justin Fischer after he was elected to be the city’s mayor in November — when differences of opinion resulted in a deadlocked council vote on a motion to put the fourth-highest vote-getter in the November election on the council — the council unanimously voted Dec. 18 to appoint Priya Gurumurthy as the city’s newest council member.

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Published January 10, 2024

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In a festive final meeting of 2023, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees received two gifts at its Dec. 20 meeting.

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Published January 10, 2024

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It may not feel like it, but 2023 was a busy year for Macomb Township.

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Published January 10, 2024

CLAWSON — The Clawson Public Schools Board of Education and the City Council are joining forces following the approval of a joint task force at the Dec. 19 City Council meeting.

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Published January 10, 2024

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak City Commission unanimously approved the design for the city’s first public restroom building at the commission meeting Dec. 18.

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