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Gistok
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Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 11:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well I just heard it on the 11PM Channel 4 Newscast... Macomb County voters have approved establishing a County Executive office. Only 3 other Michigan counties have one... Wayne, Oakland and Bay counties.

A commission will be established to spend 2 years on deciding the nuances of what form the County Executive will take.
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Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 8:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The vote did not establish a County Executive, it called for election of a charter commission to re-write the county charter. The new county charter may (most likely) will include a county executive. This is good for Macomb County in that the Board of Commissioners argue work that City Council and can never agree to get anything done. They are stuck because the Dems and Republicans cannot get along (one of them is that idiot Leon Drolet).
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Mikeg
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 9:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bob is right, this election result only creates a charter commission. The next step is to elect the members of that charter commission. Then they go to work hammering out a new proposed charter, which when finished will be placed on the ballot for voters to decide if they like it. Assuming their proposed charter includes a County Executive form of government, the new charter must be approved by a majority of the voters for the change to an Executive form to happen.
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Bongman
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 10:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I voted yes, but is there some reason this vote couldn't have waited until August ? Macomb's financial picture didn't warrant the cost of a special election. We're also going to spend over a million bucks on this commission just to come up with a new proposal. Unless the amount of total Commissioners is reduced accordingly, this will just be another waste of the taxpayer's money.
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Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

After all the elections, theoretically a Macomb County Executive would be elected sometime in mid 2009. Since people are fairly upset with the Board of Commissioners in Macomb County and their lack of actually making a decision on how to fix Macomb's cronic budget deficit of the past few years, any change that will get results will be a welcome one.
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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 7:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is truly the end of Macomb County.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 8:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

L. Brooks Patterson has a son...
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Shark
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 8:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"L. Brooks Patterson has a son..."

That is not funny.
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Gistok
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 9:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Charlottepaul has been a decent poster on this forum. I don't think that he would have said what he did, had he known that L. Brooks Patterson recently lost his son in a car accident.

Living in Charlotte NC, he probably hadn't heard. I think his unwitting comments were in reference to Macomb County, and not out of poor judgement.
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Shark
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 9:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Agreed.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 10:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

PATTERSON'S SON MOURNED

So what are the long and short lists of those with a chance to become the MC executive?
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Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 10:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mark Hackel, Rep. Brandenburg, Drain Commissioner, and there was one other name mentioned.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 4:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oops. My bad. Takes a long time for news to travel this far. I didn't do any research before posting that statement. Simple accident on my part. It's hard to keep up with the entire daily goings on up that way, but I try. Some things get past me. I wasn't trying to be insulting. Condolences to his wife and children.
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Patrick
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 6:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Macomb County is run by two bit politicians as it is. You get all these boomers with the 80's mentality running the show.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 6799
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 10:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rep. Brandenburg called his county commission predecessor "a faggot". Nuff said about that slimeball.
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Alan55
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Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 11:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Four words to sum up the quality of Macomb County politicians:

State Senator David Jaye.

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