What Can We Do About Sewer Flooding?

After the August sewer backups, I started researching what we could do to help with the problem of flooded basements.

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Reactions to the La Salette PUD

I wanted to share my thoughts on the La Salette apartment PUD proposal from the October 10th Planning Commission work session.

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Some Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequent questions I am asked, as well as some specific questions that were asked of me recently. Some of the answers are spread throughout Facebook responses, but I am collecting them all here for easier reading.

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Flooding in Berkley - What Can We Do?

Berkley has flooded once again. A heavy downpour filled our streets and many basements.

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Candidate Interview with Dennis Hennen

I was interviewed regarding my candidacy for city council, my goals, and my qualifications.

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The State is Raiding the City's Piggy Bank

I was able to attend the Save MI City event this morning.

Since 2002, the state has siphoned 5.6 million dollars from Berkley. Spending at the state level has gone up while cities must cut services to keep budgets balanced.

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One year later...

I'm happy to report the dumpster I posted about on Tuesday is now gone!

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Who is Writing the Laws?

I was out meeting residents this weekend and saw a dumpster in the road. I know this is illegal, and several residents told me it has been there for more than a year, so I took a picture and reported it to our code enforcer. Imagine my surprise to find that city staff decided 16 years ago that they’d just let builders break this law when it became inconvenient for them.

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Communication is Key - Opening a Dialog Between the City and Residents

In any relationship, communication is key. The same holds true for the relationship between a city’s officials and its residents.

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Code Enforcement - Setting the Right Priorities

Collapsed excavation

Berkley is a densely packed community with very close lots. That is one reason why it's important that the city does a better job enforcing and prioritizing safe building practices.

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