Citizen Opinion: Show Me the Money

Citizen Opinion by Scot Beaton Fiscal Responsibility, Rochester Hills Hats off to all those who worked on the police millage proposal: Don Cline, Dale Hetrick, Walter Johnson, Linda Raschke, LeAnne Rogers, Nancy Soisson and Thomas Stephens. (hundreds of hours of work NO compensation from the city) but because of the current economic condition the nation is currently in, threats of a fiscal cliff etc., a straight up renewal would probably be the only millage the residents of Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Primary Election Update -With video

The day has finally arrived for the Primary Election in Rochester Hills. Rochester Media had a chance to stop in at Precincts 18 and 25 in District 2 and talk with several candidates and supporters. With less than 100 votes reported by noon today in these two precincts, the candidates are expecting a fairly low turnout. Candidate Mark Tisdel was told that approximately 70% of the  over 5200 absentee ballots requested were turned in so far. Candidate Jordan Kotubey said he knocked on over 2000 … [Read more...]

Stolen signs found, more go missing

Just when it seemed like the great sign caper had been solved, more campaign signs were stolen this week in Rochester Hills. Last week a number of candidates for Rochester Hills City Council said their signs were stolen or vandalized after being placed on supporters’ lawns. Incumbent Councilman Martin Brennan, who is not a candidate, made a police report after the signs of several candidates were vandalized on his lawn. He was still steamed Monday night, when he brought a sign that had been … [Read more...]

Mark Tisdel Running for City Council At-Large

A 22-year Rochester Hills resident, Mark Tisdel became interested earlier this year in running for public office. “In January of this year, I had a meeting with a state legislator with whom I'd developed an acquaintance over the years,” he said. “I asked about running for political office.  I was advised to contact anyone I knew on the Rochester Hills City Council to see about being appointed to a commission / committee.  Eventually, I sat down with Vern Pixley. When Vern decided not to seek … [Read more...]