Metro Detroit regional transit initiative announced for 2020: What to know
DETROIT – Leaders from around Michigan joined on Monday morning to make a major announcement involving regional transit in Southeast Michigan. A regional transit plan was pitched in 2018, but never made it to the ballot. The new four-step proposal involves Wayne County, Oakland County and Washtenaw County, and noticeably omits Macomb County, although officials said Macomb could join later. The goal is to have a regional transit plan on the November 2020 ballot in Michigan. “We support the efforts of our regional partners exploring better connected regional transit options,” said Hackel.
Major Metro Detroit regional transit initiative announcement expected today
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Leaders from around Michigan are expected to make an announcement Monday morning involving regional transit. Sources said this is expected to be a push to expand regional transit in the Metro Detroit area. UPDATE: Metro Detroit regional transit initiative announced for 2020: What to knowMacomb County Executive Mark Hackel is not expected to be there. In 2018, Wayne County revealed a new regional transit plan that it hoped would make the 2018 ballot. At the time, Oakland County released a statement saying it cannot support a regional transit plan that taxes Oakland County communities which already said no to funding regional transit just 16 months ago.
Application process to replace Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson turns ugly
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Choosing a new Oakland County executive turned into a political brawl Tuesday as the County Commission looks to install a replacement for L. Brooks Patterson through an application process. Local 4 Business Editor Rod Meloni, who has been monitoring the process, said the entire situation has turned ugly. There have been 21 applications submitted for Oakland County executive, according to the county's website. The most known name on the list is David Woodward, the former County Commission chairman who stepped down last week. The County Commission will hold interviews for the job Wednesday and stream those interviews online.
21 candidates apply for Oakland County executive job: Who they are
CLOSECLOSE Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has died at the age of 80. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free PressTwenty-one names have been submitted as applicants for the Oakland County Executive's job, including former county board Chairman David Woodward, who applied with only 30 minutes to spare. Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald D. Poisson was sworn in as Oakland County executive Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. He also said the county board should allow the public to have the final decision in a special election. The committee is to host interviews Wednesday in the Commissioners Auditorium, in the Oakland County Courthouse (Building 12E), 1200 N. Telegraph Road, in Pontiac.rssfeeds.freep.com
Oakland County Commissioner David Woodward resigns from position
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. - Oakland County Commissioner David Woodward has resigned from the commission, which makes him eligible to be named county executive. The former Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson died Saturday morning of pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Woodward's resignation from the board comes as Thursday's special meeting to name a successor to Patterson was canceled. Instead, the Board of Commissioners is expected to name an executive during its regular meeting Aug. 15. The person appointed will serve until Patterson's term ends in December of next year.