Youth Council gives up-close view of government

For the sixth consecutive year, the city of Rochester Hills is offering some of the city’s brightest young residents an opportunity to get involved in government through the Government Youth Council. On Monday, 15 high-school students were sworn in by City Clerk Jane Leslie to form the 2011-12 youth council. The students represent public and private high-schools, including the International Academy, and all four of the city’s city-council districts. This year 27 students applied for youth … [Read more...]

As Primary Approaches, Rochester Hills is Redistricted

The three candidates running for the District 2 seat on Rochester Hills City Council and several thousand voters just had their districts changed. Census information arrived earlier than usual this year, putting the normal redistricting that follows it smack in the middle of election season. In order to balance the city’s four council districts and all of its precincts, as required by law, council voted 4-2 Monday to approve a redistricting plan drawn up by City Clerk Jane Leslie. But the … [Read more...]