Rumors and updates….week of August 4th

I’m going to try a new occasional feature: a quick gathering up of news, rumors and photos from events surrounding Sterling Heights politics.  N.B. I am not a professional news reporter; if  factual errors come to light I will correct them.  I’m not looking to create scandals or publish completely unsubstantiated rumors, but it would be great if my readers would send me things they would like to see published, attributed or not.  Send me your tips, cell phone photos or videos, and I will consider them for possible inclusion in future posts.

  • Unconfirmed Rumor: Paul Smith filed the paperwork to become a candidate for Mayor of Sterling Heights on the day Mayor Notte announced he is taking a leave of absence to undergo treatment for cancer
  • council audience notte hats

    Audience members at City Council meeting wearing hats in support of Mayor Notte at 06-AUG-2014 council meeting

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    Members of council and city administration wearing hats in support of Mayor Notte at 06-AUG-2014 council meeting.

  • National Night Out on Tuesday, 5-AUG-2014 was a success.  Sterling Heights CERT received the names of several new recruits; Sterling Heights COPS members were there in force as well.
  • The group petitioning to place the new LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance on the November ballot submitted 6,050 signatures to the City Clerk’s office on Wednesday.  The Clerk’s office has 10 days to count and verify those signatures, during which the group can continue to collect more signatures.  If signatures are found to be invalid, the group has 15 days to make up any shortfall.
  • Meanwhile, police were called multiple times to resolve arguments in front of the public library between the petition signature-gatherers and protesters…

Tips and/or corrections to….


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