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Thursday, May 9, 2024
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. EDT

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Edited and summarized by the Detroit - MI Documenters Team

Note-taking by Paige Rollins

The Wayne County Commissioners meeting ran smoothly, as commissioners approved budget items and resolutions without a hitch.

Live reporting by Amanda Absher

The Wayne County Commissioners meeting ran smoothly, as commissioners approved budget items and resolutions without a hitch.

Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher
Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today's Wayne County Commission meeting for #DETdocumenters @DetDocumenters media partners: @BridgeDet313 @chalkbeatDET @freep @metrotimes @Michigan_Public @media_outlier @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit

09:23 AM May 9, 2024 CDT

Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 2/18
@DetDocumenters @BridgeDet313 @chalkbeatDET @freep @metrotimes @michigan_public @media_outlier @PlanetDetroit @wdet @wxyzdetroit I joined about 20 minutes late due to a miscommunication on start time--sorry folks! Looks like a presentation by the Secretary of State is going on. They discussed license efforts, and now are talking about voting.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 3/18
Presenter mentions that all returning citizens are also given an ID and given the chance to register to vote.
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Presenter says the "most important" reason she's here today is to appeal to people to fight misinformation. She talks about equipping residents to combat misinformation, training election workers, councils to combat misinformation.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 6/18
Presenter was SOS Jocelyn Benson. (She wasn't visible on screen for the presentation). This was her first time presenting for the Wayne County Commission.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 7/18
Vice Chair Pro Tempore Baydoun asks about predicted turnout. Benson references high turnout in 2020, predicting similar results.
Another member asks if any paperwork or anything has to be filed for providing rides. Benson says no, and they're working with Uber/Lyft for free rides
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 8/18
Next is report from committees. I will not report on each individual, but will highlight anything significant. See the agenda for all here:
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Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 9/18
They are not going through each item. "I move items one through ten." No discussion, but they insisted at the beginning that each item was "heavily vetted" in committee.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 10/18
The commission stops to highlight the JustAir contract which will be monitoring air quality.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 11/18
Highlights for John Serda as they recommend approval for him as the Deputy Director of the Homeland Security & Emergency Management Department.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 12/18
Other business: single source contracts and if they require a letter proving single source, contract for digitalizing items for the prosector's items.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 13/18
Testimonial resolutions, certificates of appreciations, and memoriams. See the agenda (listed above) for the complete list.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 14/18
Public comment: Has been reporting a business for fraud for a year to Wayne County and SOS. Concerned about deed fraud.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 15/18
The second commenter is speaking directly to the first. Talks about a deed protection program. Says people in Detroit need to be enrolled in deed protection if they're concerned. First commenter is writing back in the comments.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 16/18
An email public comment: Concerned about WHO actions.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 17/18
Commissioners are talking about the youth commission. Meanwhile, the two commenters concerned about deed fraud and notarization are continuing to go back and forth in the comments.
Amanda Absher @TheAmandaAbsher 18/18
Meeting adjourned at 11:21 p.m. This concludes the Wayne County Commissioner's meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for May 23, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. For more meeting coverage, check out .
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By Paige Rollins 5/9/2024

Agency Information

Wayne County Commission

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The Wayne County Commission and its employees are the legislative branch of county government. The chief role of the commission is to adopt a budget and enact ordinances. The commission also approves contracts, appointments and rules. The money is spent and ordinances are enforced through the administrative branch. The $1.5 billion budget runs the county operations that serve the more than 1.8 million people living in Wayne County.

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