Local Government

Published August 28, 2018

HUNTINGTON WOODS/BERKLEY— The cities of Huntington Woods and Berkley recently were awarded a multicommunity project planning grant that will provide funding to study the feasibility of city improvements.Read More

Published August 28, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — A swearing-in ceremony typically attracts a few family members or friends — or both — of the person taking office. But for the swearing in of the newest Grosse Pointe Farms City Council member, Sierra Leone Donaven, the standard handful of supporters was greatly multiplied.

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Published August 28, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Madison Heights City Council recently closed a loophole in city ordinances that essentially would have allowed anyone with a concealed pistol license (CPL) to freely discharge their firearm in the city, such as in their backyard.Read More

Published August 28, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It’s no secret that former Clinton Township officials have recently been in the crosshairs of illegalities and ethical wrongdoing.

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Published August 28, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Following a failed road millage proposal and decades of funding inequities, some Clinton Township officials have had enough.

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Published August 24, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A process that had begun in 2017 for the Southeast Macomb Sanitary Sewer District to reorganize itself into an entity capable of purchasing sewer infrastructure from Wayne County made more progress with the signing of a service contract in August.

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Published August 24, 2018

WARREN — Amid claims that many of the signatures on initiatory petitions aimed at putting a mayoral term limits question on the ballot this fall were bogus, Warren’s City Council president is calling for a state investigation into possible voter fraud.

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Published August 24, 2018

MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County interim Clerk/Register of Deeds Kathy Smith and her staff have been working to lower the number of backlogs reportedly created by the previous clerk.  

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Published August 22, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Following an ordinance change, residents may now be able to file for a permit to park on the street overnight.  At a June 25 meeting, the Southfield City Council voted 6-0 to amend the city’s existing overnight street parking ordinance.Read More

Published August 21, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — At the Aug. 6 Clinton Township Board of Trustees meeting, the board unanimously approved special assessment districts for three projects: Abela Street, Lakewood Street and Picton Court. Thornton Street was also approved by a 6-1 voting margin, with Trustee Jenifer “Joie” West being the lone "no" vote.

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Published August 20, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township resident and lawyer Frank Cusumano Jr. is seeking the removal of Trustee Dino Bucci from the Board of Trustees after filing a lawsuit Aug. 9 with the Macomb County Circuit Court.Read More

Published August 20, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township is moving forward with plans to develop pickleball courts on a piece of township property off 21 Mile Road, backing away from a call for a dog park on the same property that began in 2016.Read More

Published August 20, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Following a controversial comment by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, a resolution was presented to the Madison Heights City Council at its Aug. 13 meeting, condemning his remarks and calling for his resignation. But a split council narrowly defeated it.Read More

Published August 14, 2018

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe City Council voted to extend interim City Manager Ryan Cotton’s contract until October during a July meeting, and the council will begin the process of interviewing a new city manager in September.Read More

Published August 14, 2018

When the votes are cast, sometimes even a majority isn’t enough. That’s what happened at to Aug. 8 Sterling Heights City Council meeting when the council voted on whether to press forward with the creation of a November ballot proposal.Read More

Published August 14, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — With the primary election over and voters now looking to the November general election, Macomb Township residents won’t see a recall vote as part of the ballot after a petition to remove Trustee Dino Bucci from the board failed to get enough signatures.Read More

Published August 14, 2018

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Township residents should expect an increase in water rates next year as the township itself is anticipating a double-digit increase in rates from the Great Lakes Water Authority.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — To celebrate the heritage and recognize the hardships of the nation’s first people, the city of Southfield recently adopted an Indigenous Peoples Day resolution.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

FARMINGTON — The Farmington City Council voted unanimously to approve a proposal to update the city’s master plan July 16.  The city selected OHM Advisors based on a recommendation by the Master Plan Review Committee, composed of city officials.Read More

Published August 8, 2018

WARREN — There will be no question about mayoral term limits on the ballot that goes before Warren voters in November — at least, not one put there by an initiatory petition.

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