On March 28, 2017, the City Council adopted an ordinance allowing members of the community to keep up to three hens (no roosters). And only two years later, one of those chickens is Channel 4's Spokespet! Paige Cole and her daughter Emma raise three hens, one of which is named "Buttercup".
Now that the City of Eastpointe has signed a Consent Decree (which included a Memorandum of Understanding) with the Department of Justice, and that Consent Decree has been approved by a US District Court Judge, it is time to implement Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV). On June 4, 2019, the City issued a Press Release.
The City is continually working on an education plan for ranked-choice voting. A website, www.VoteEastpointe.com has been put together to share informatoin as efficiently and effectively as possible. This video is also a quick explanation of the ranked-choice voting process. Also, the City put together a succint flyer describing ranked-choice voting.
FairVote has created a new video about why ranked-choice voting is so important. Please watch it below.
The cities of Eastpointe, Roseville, and St. Clair Shores are beginning today a program to help prevent fatal fires. The group MI Prevention, formerly known as the Michigan Community Risk Reduction Task Force, is offering up to six smoke detectors and one carbon monoxide detectors to be installed in an applicant's home. Click here for more information about the program, and click here to apply!
There have been four fatal fires in the City in just the last few years. Let's work together and prevent fatal fires.
The City Council opened up a community discussion regarding marijuana regulations at their Tuesday, December 4, 2018, regular meeting. The State currently allows commercial medical marijuana facilities with elected municipal board approval, as well as growing at home as a caregiver. Eastpointe has not, at this point, opted-in for commercial medical marijuana facilities. With the passing of Proposal 1 on November 6 - with 55% of voters statewide voting in favor, and 67% of voters in Eastpointe voting in favor - recreational marijuana use and business will become legal in Michigan. As of today, recreational marijuan is legal, so long as the user has no more than 2.5 ounces on them, or 10 ounces stored away in a locked container. Both medical marijuana users and recreational marijuana users can only use on private property. Folks cannot smoke at the park, or while they are walking down the street.