Meridian Township Adopts Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

On Thursday, November 7, the Meridian Township Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to adopt a proposed Human Relations Ordinance that prohibits housing, public accommodations, and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Trustee Angela Wilson spearheaded the efforts to pass this important legislation and was part of the press conference in May announcing […]

UPDATE: DELTA TOWNSHIP BECOMES #29!

THANK YOU DELTA TOWNSHIP! Last night, after nearly six months of hard work, discussion, and township testimony, the Delta Township Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance. We applaud the Delta Township Trustees for their diligence and commitment to crafting an ordinance that was best suited to the Township’s needs. Once […]

UPDATE: Delta Township Delays Adoption

First, a huge THANK YOU to all of the supporters who came out to Monday’s Delta Township meeting. The room was packed with people and many of our supporters stood at the back of the room or in the hallway for over two hours just to be a part of the discussion and decision making […]

Meridian Township Meeting Etiquette

As most of you already know, the Meridian Township Board of Trustees recently split over whether to adopt an ordinance which would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Reasons cited included concerns about authority, cost, and necessity. Trustee Milton Scales went so far as to call it “feel good legislation.” In […]

UPDATE: DELTA TOWNSHIP TO DISCUSS ORDINANCE

  On Tuesday, September 3, the Delta Township Board of Trustees will discuss a proposed non-discrimination ordinance during their Committee of the Whole meeting. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. All Delta Township Trustees meetings are held at: Public Meeting Room A Delta Administration Building 7710 West Saginaw Highway Lansing, MI 48917 To RSVP, […]

A Crash Course in Public Comments

Delivering testimony sounds scary. It’s intimidating. The word “testimony” alone conjures up images of courtrooms, cross examinations, and stern judges. I think that’s one of the reasons why so many municipalities refer to their time when the public can speak as “public comment” time.  A comment is certainly far less intimidating than “testimony. More than […]