Local Government

Published October 29, 2019

FERNDALE — Ferndale has approved ordinance language to allow recreational marijuana businesses.

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Published October 28, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — “I don’t care how big someone’s house is. You just never know what their situation might be,” said Gilda Jacobs, the president and CEO of the Michigan League of Public Policy.

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Published October 28, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — There’s one thing most Birmingham residents can agree on: If residents are going to be handed a bill to fix residential roads, it’s better direct their anger to City Hall than at each other.

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Published October 28, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The city of Utica and Shelby Township are discussing a change to a long-standing practice between the two communities involving water charges.

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Published October 28, 2019

WARREN — Competing allegations of mail fraud and libel. Name calling at a public meeting. Political sign gamesmanship. Calls for state oversight. Yet another mysteriously sourced audio recording that appears to feature the mayor’s voice saying bad things.

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Published October 25, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With the state Legislature considering two sets of bills to update commercial fishing regulations, St. Clair Shores has joined other lakefront communities in its support of bills before the state House that would establish penalties for the taking of noncommercial species.

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Published October 25, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — City investments in roads, infrastructure and more are paying off as more businesses make Sterling Heights their home, according to a report at an Oct. 15 City Council meeting.

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Published October 25, 2019

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Beautification Commission honored a dozen recipients with Beautification Awards at the Roseville City Council meeting Oct. 22.

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Published October 25, 2019

WARREN — At the final meeting of the Warren City Council’s term Oct. 22, with nearly all of its members set to leave office, the group voted to override a mayoral veto of their approved list of medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

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Published October 25, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights is gathering information to update the city’s master plans for land use and parks and recreation — two key documents that will guide the community’s direction for years and decades to come.

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Published October 23, 2019

SOUTHFIELD/OAK PARK — After several delays and a venue change, Southfield City Clerk Sherikia Hawkins is on the books for a pre-exam conference next month.

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Published October 23, 2019

TROY — The firm that conducted a forensic audit of the city will interview current Troy City Council members to determine what knowledge, if any, the council had on the wrongdoings of former City Manager Brian Kischnick.

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Published October 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods voters will go to the polls Nov. 5 to vote in the City Council race.

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Published October 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Construction for a new Macomb Township library is yet to begin, but local leaders are excited the plan is progressing.

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Published October 22, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The plan for additional assisted living units in Macomb Township recently received approval.

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Published October 22, 2019

CLAWSON — On Oct. 15, the Clawson City Council voted 3-1 to introduce an ordinance to regulate domestic chicken ownership.

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Published October 22, 2019

FERNDALE — Ferndale has become the third city in the state of Michigan to ban the scientifically discredited practice of so-called conversion therapy.

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Published October 21, 2019

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — “People are going to suffer. People are going to be injured. People are going to die because the services will not be there.” That was Bloomfield Township Trustee Neal Barnett’s response to the idea of snow removal services being reduced and other potential cost reductions the Public Works Department could make next year to accommodate a smaller budget in 2020-21.

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Published October 18, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The heart of the city could achieve a higher elevation if the Sterling Heights City Council eventually follows through on adopting some new zoning proposals.

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Published October 18, 2019

WARREN — Warren’s new Civic Center South is now open for business on Van Dyke Avenue, north of Nine Mile Road.

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