For instance we have wacky recall elections, people have a personal gripe with a township board of trustees and they get on the bandwagon of half truths lies, and innuendo to recall elected officials. Many of these recalls are over a township enforcing it's zoning laws, or a right of way issue, or the way a trustee dresses. The way a recall ballot is written is not even required to be true!!!!!
We also allow mobile home parks to shirk their fiscal responsibility to the community and the Mobile Home Commission is leading the charge to keep the very lucrative park developers in business, subsidized if you will by the tax paying residents and businesses in the state. A three dollar trailer fee is all the residents of park pay in taxes, they are not on the property tax rolls! Mobile home park manufacturers are not required to follow the same design standards as other developments in a community, and they think they are exempt from inspections by a local municipality.
Michigan is one of two states in the entire union that taxes farm land at it's best and highest use, at its development value than as it's use as farm land. And we are trying to make farmland preservation a priority?
I am hoping the good govnr Jen Granholm will make some of these issues a priority!!!!