• Open Meetings Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Open Meeting act applies to planning commissions, zoning boards, zoning boards of appeals, and virtually all deliberations and voting at those meetings.

  • How To Deal With Accumulated Junk Problems

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Trash, or junk left on the landscape is one of the major issues identified by local government officials in northern Michigan. It is also one of the easier problems to solve.

  • Anti-S.L.A.P.P. Bills introduced in State House

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Discussion on law suits filed to stifle public participation at public meetings Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (S.L.A.P.P.). A public policy paper by Gary Taylor.

  • Parliamentary procedure resources

    Published on April 11, 2013

    The productivity of meetings can be improved when members have an understanding of parliamentary procedure.