Salted with Sharks

Foghorn: Reapportionment and the Emergency Manager Act Forum

In Calendar, Foghorn, Politics on May 11, 2011 at 9:25 am

Thursday, May 12, 7 PM  County District Reapportionment Committee Meeting. The question is whether to stick with 7 county districts—because of declining population, some districts will be combined. There can be a no more than a 12% difference in population between districts. Gilmore Township and Frankfort have lost population, while Almira has grown. We may be losing some representation, with Marcia Stobie and Don Tanner combined into one district (until the next election). The Republican Party will be presenting their plan for reapportionment at this meeting. @ Benzie County Government Center, 448 Court Place (off Michigan Ave. – US-31), Beulah.

Wednesday, May 18, 7 PM Community Forum on Emergency Manager Bill with former State Representative Mary Valentine. The Benzie Dems will host this event to discuss state budget proposals and the Public Act 4, the emergency financial managers bill. @ Mills Community House, Benzonia.

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