The awards for the First Responder Hazard Pay Premiums Program (FRHPPP) have been announced. The City received $63,259. Feel free to browse the list and check out what other communities have received. The State and Federal Governments have been doing a decent job supporting local communities, and their first responders.

Yesterday, quarterly campaign finance statements were due for many candidates and elected officials.

As during my campaign for Mayor, I am providing a link to my report. The report is a bit boring, as $0.00 raised or expended is reported, but I believe it is important to provide accurate, on-time financial reports as required by law.

These are not public tax dollars, but I know that as an elected official, I hold the public's trust, and I try to be as transparent as possible.

Recently, Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order (EO) requiring individuals to wear maks in indoor spaces and crowded outdoor areas. The EO also requires businesses that are open to the public refuse entry/service to people not wearing a mask, with some exceptions. This is of course a change from the previous recommendation.

There are two ways to look at wearing a mask. One way is: the government requiring me to wear a mask is tyranny and overreach. The second, and better way is: of course I don't want to wear a mask, but I also do not want to be the one responsible for someone else getting COVID-19, and possibly dying. The most important reason for everyone to wear masks is so that healthy, asymptomatic folks are not unknowingly infecting others. Your "right" not to wear a mask does not outweigh the health and safety of anyone you come into contact with.

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