The City of Bloomfield Hills can be proud of it's citizens in 2012.They did all that was asked of them and more in 2012.
The went to the polls and voted in impressive numbers four times in 2012.
In February they voted overwhelmingly for favorite son Mitt Romney in the Republic Primary.
In May they voted in City Election and the School Bond Issue. The City's Precinct # 1 (which votes at City Hall) delivered the crucial margin in the 2011 Library Millage (thirty some odd votes) rejected the new high school by seven votes. This despite Kingsley Trail, Whitehall , Randall Lane, and Hunt Club Drive being the City's presumed School District Row. Regardless of outcome, Take a bow Precinct,1. Your's was the third highest voter turnout of any precinct in the district. Ahead of you were the two two Behemoth precincts in West Bloomfield. You topped every precinct in the Township. for the bond issue. A fact that would not go unnoticed by School Board candidates in the fall.
.It was Precinct 2 (which votes at the Congressional Church) that rejected the Library millage the fall previous that saved the School Bond issue in the city by voting yes by 12 votes.
Last May the residents re-elected Sarah McClure to City Commission by an overwhelming margin. She ran on the promise of maintaining the City's Character. She was later elected Mayor by the City Commission . Michael Dul was a surprise runner up and at first it seemed to offer a differing point of view. In realit actual both wound up in agreement on a number key of issues.
In August city residents gave Favorite Son, Michael McCready votes necessary to win a narrow 250 vote Republican Primary for State Representative of the 40th district which includes both Bloomfield City and Township, Birmingham, and West Bloomfield.
In November City of Bloomfield Hills residents again voted for McCready overwhelmingly. So did Birmingham and Bloomfield Township, In quite a few precincts.McCready ran ahead of the National Republican ticket. in staunchly Republican areas.
Of note to City of Bloomfield Hills residents: In a hotly contested School Board on election day so cold that three of the campaigns did not venture out of doors, two candidates (that of eventual winner Rob Herner and savvy challenger Joan Berndt) joined State Candidate McCready with signs, banners, and bodies at City of Bloomfield Precinct 1 when the doors opened at 7 am on Election Day.
In addition to voting residents participated in the community by seeking office in numbers that on a per
capita basis greatly exceed those of their numbers in the Township; In the City there is but one office a resident can seek and that is City Commission. All others are appointed .In the Spring of 2012 five candidness out of registered voter population of 3500 sought the two available seats on City Commission. In the Township with 40,000 registered votes the seven members of the Board of Trustees ran unopposed.
In the fall of 2011, when a vacancy occurred on the Bloomfield Hills School Board ten individuals applied for the appointed position. In the fall of 2012 when a similar vacancy occurred on the our City Commission nine individuals applied.
Residents also signed up for the City's newsletter and read this blog increasing numbers. In terms of the latter our highest visitor day in 2012 was November 5th the day before the the National Election..