A new JustFixtheRoads.com video was released by the League today. Check it out.
Several Michigan Municipal League members have had letters published by their local media regarding the Just Fix the Roads effort. We appreciate everyone’s help on this important issue and encourage more of our members to pitch in. It’s vital that as many voices as possible are heard in the call to get increased funding to improve Michigan’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. Check out the letters published so far:
- Alpena News: “State Needs to Increase Transportation Funding” by Rogers City Mayor Beach Hall and Mayor Pro Tem Debra Greene, League board member.
- Just Fix the Roads website: “State Needs to Increase Transportation Funding” by Hall and Greene.
- Tri County Times, Fenton: “Just Fix the Roads” by Linden Mayor and League President David Lossing.
- Lansing City Pulse: “Inaction on Roads is Not an Option” by East Lansing Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett, League Board member.
- Just Fix the Roads website: “Inaction on Roads is Not an Option” by Triplett.
- Fenton Patch: “Just Fix the Roads – Now” by Lossing
- Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch: “Berkley Councilman Calls for Increased Transportation Funding” by Steven Baker, League board member.
- Port Huron Times-Herald: “Add Public Transit to Road, Bridge Aid” by Port Huron Mayor Pauline Repp, League board member.
We expect more letters to be published soon – so keep an eye out for more.If you would like to write a letter to your local paper and need some help, just send me an email to [email protected] and I can get you some sample letters to guide you. Thanks!
In addition to having sample letters to the editor, the Michigan Municipal League has released a sample resolution regarding road funding and we just posted this video about the issue. Please consider using this resolution as a model to adopt and show your support for enhancing transportation funding.
Matt Bach is director of media relations for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at [email protected] and (734) 669-6317.