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Positive working relationships reported among Michigan's local elected officials

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June 2019

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding relationships among members of their board or council as well as between the board/council and local government employees. Assessments include a look at various factors that help or hurt board/council relationships, as well as ratings of the tone of discussion among local elected officials and how often they reach consensus on issues. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2018 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

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