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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Who is on the Board of Commissioners, and what is its function?

The 13-member Board of Commissioners serves as a legislative body

for the communities in Macomb County. The powers, duties, and

responsibilities of the Board are established by Michigan law,

and commissioners are elected to a two-year term every other year.

They represent 13 districts of (approximately) equal population.
According to the Charter approved by the Macomb County

Charter Commissioner and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, the Commission may:

 

            (a) Adopt, amend, or repeal ordinances or resolutions;

            (b) Establish committees of the Commission necessary to efficiently

                 conduct the business of the Commission;

            (c) Appropriate funds, levy taxes, fees, and other charges, and

                authorize borrowing as provided by this Charter and

                applicable laws;

            (d) Approve contracts of the County;

            (e) Approve or reject appointments by the Executive as provided

                 by this Charter;

            (f) Override a veto by the Executive within 30 days by at least

                 2/3 of the Commissioners serving;

            (g) Subpoena individuals, compel the production of records,

                 and administer oaths;

            (h) Appoint, approve, and remove members of committees, boards,

                  and commissions as provided by this Charter or law;

            (i) Submit tax and ballot proposals to the electorate; and

            (j) Exercise any power granted by law to charter or general law

                 counties unless otherwise provided by this Charter.

 

How do I know who my County Commissioner is?

Commissioners represent 13 individual districts throughout the county.
To find out who your commissioner is, or how to contact him/her, click here
.

 

How can I find out when the Board is meeting next?

Click here for a calendar listing of  upcoming Board and committee meetings,  and click here

to find  their agendas.

 

How can I find out how my tax dollars are spent?
The county recognizes the importance of transparency in government, and is

committed to keeping taxpayers informed. Budget data and information about

expenditures is made available to the public through the county website.

Click here to access up-to-date reports.

 

How do I obtain a county directory?

County directories are updated yearly, and are available for a nominal fee

through the Clerk’s office at 40 North Main, Mount Clemens.

Call (586) 469-5205, or click here for more information.

 


          
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