Committee proposes options for police funding

A Rochester Hills committee has come up with two options for funding police services after two tax millages expire in 2014. Both would require voter approval. At Monday’s city council meeting, the Police and Road Funding Committee presented council with two suggestions: either amend the city charter by adding a new 3.7-mill tax for police services, or ask for a 10-year renewal of the two expiring millages along with a new 2.5-mill tax. The latter proposal would also offer voters a tie-barred … [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...]