Monday, April 22, 2013
A Coast2Coast Rx discount card can help consumers save money on prescription drugs and other services.
Monday, April 22
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners announced during a Thursday press conference that the county has adopted the Coast2Coast Rx discount prescription card as a health resource for residents. The free card is designed to help consumers save money on their prescriptions and other health care services, while contributing to the community. Each time the card is used to fill a prescription, $1.25 is generated for public programs. “We chose the Coast2Coast Rx program to be Oakland County’s discount prescription card because it will allow us to address both the health and financial concerns of individual residents and it is a fiscally-responsible way for the Board of Commissioners to provide a valuable public service for our constituents,” …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The next hearing, on the topic of mental illness, will be held April 23.
Sunday, April 14
The broadcast of an April 9 Oakland County Board of Commissioners hearing focused on curbing gun violence is now available for viewing on the county's website. Commissioners welcomed top federal and state law officials to share their views at a Public Services Committee meeting. [What do you think the solution to gun violence is? Leave a comment!] To watch, visit oakland.michiganliveevents.com/oakgov.com and forward to 16:25. The next hearing, on the topic of mental health, will be held April 23. A hearing on the topic of the Second Amendment will be held May 14.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Feb. 26 event will feature law enforcement experts, who will talk about universal background checks and other topics.
Wednesday, February 20
The Oakland County Board's Public Service committee will host a public hearing Feb. 26 featuring panelists speaking on the topic of gun violence. The event is the first in a three-part series of special public hearings spearheaded by County Commissioners Bill Dwyer (R-14th District) and Commissioner Marcia Gershenson (D-13th District), who represent Farmington and Farmington Hills. They have formed a bipartisan group to study the gun registration process, especially as it relates to mental health. Dwyer, who once served as Farmington Hills Police Chief, said the first event panelists include Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe, Executive Director of the Chiefs of Police Bob Stevenson, who is the former Police Chief of Livonia, and …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Incumbents Helaine Zack and Dave Woodward officially begin to represent their new districts, which include Huntington Woods and Berkley, respectively.
It didn't have the pomp and circumstance of the presidential inauguration, but the Oakland County Commissioners recently also took the oaths of office in a smaller ceremony to start 2013. Incumbents Helaine Zack and Dave Woodward were re-elected in November to represent the 18th District, including Huntington Woods, and the 19th District, including Berkley, respectively. After taking the official oath Jan. 9, Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub, R-District 12, was named Oakland County Board of Commissioners Caucus Republican Chairperson. Her district includes Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, and Birmingham. Marcia Gershenson, D-District 13, will serve as Democratic Caucus Chairperson of the board. Her district includes Bloomfield …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Democrat from Huntington Woods was elected Tuesday to represent the new 18th District.
Helaine Zack, who secured another term Tuesday on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, is undaunted by serving as a member of the minority party. Zack, D-Huntington Woods, beat Steven Zimberg, R-Huntington Woods, to represent the new 18th District. She defeated Craig Covey of Ferndale in the August primary. Covey and Zack currently serve on the commission but, due to redistricting, were in competition to represent the 18th district, which includes Huntington Woods, Hazel Park, Oak Park, Royal Oak Township and Ferndale. "It's been a long election period for me because of the redistricting," Zack said Wednesday. She has served on the Finance and Human Resources Committees as a representative of the 22nd District, which includes …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The free "My Home – My Future" workshop will be held this Tuesday evening at the Gerry Kulick Community Center in Ferndale.
Monday, September 17, 2012
This Tuesday, Sept. 18, Oakland County Commissioners representing the southeastern quadrant of the county in conjunction with the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division will team up to educate area residents on how they can retain their homes at the My Home - My Future workshop. The workshop will be held at the Gerry Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois in Ferndale) beginning at 6:00 p.m. This free two-hour workshop on home ownership retention will help residents protect their most valuable assets - their homes. Topics will include Loan Modification programs, Alternatives to Foreclosure, Michigan’s Foreclosure Law, Michigan’s Hardest Hit Program, How to Get Help When You Need It and Getting Answers to your questions. The "…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Here's why this letter writer has chosen to support the incumbent, who squares off against fellow Democrat incumbent Helaine Zack of Huntington Woods, in the 18th District race.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
As the Presidential race garners increasing attention, intriguing campaigns are being waged in Oakland County as Tuesday, August 7 marks the primary election for many elected officials. One election of particular interest is the race for the 18th District for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Democrat incumbent Craig Covey squares off against fellow Democrat incumbent Helaine Zack (of Huntington Woods) due to the re-drawing of district maps. The winner faces Republican Steven Zimberg of Huntington Woods in November’s general election. Now, most citizens recognize Commissioner Covey as an equal rights champion through his advocacy work with the LGBT community. The long-standing image of Commissioner Craig Covey: activist for LGBT …