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 […]

UPDATE: DELTA TOWNSHIP MEETING ETIQUETTE

Tonight, at 6 p.m., the Delta Township Board of Trustees will be taking public comment on and voting on whether to adopt a comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance. We are asking people to attend the meeting to show support for the ordinance. You can show support in a few different ways: 1) Wear blue – we’re coordinating […]

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 […]

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 […]