Tagged: State mandates and preemption

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2019 Fall Q36

Currently, individual local governments do not have the authority to set energy codes that are more strict than the State of Michigan’s. But how interested would you say your jurisdiction might be in setting local energy codes that are stronger than the State’s if it had the authority to do so?

2017 Spring Q14

Overall, to what extent do you support or oppose the State's initiative to have cities and townships update their voting equipment?

2017 Fall Q20g

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our governing board feels it should be up to a higher level of government (i.e., the County or the State) to set land use policies.

2017 Fall Q31e

Some people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Authorizing local governments to adopt inclusionary zoning (i.e., requiring some new developments to designate a portion of units for low/moderate income households)

2017 Spring Q13a

The State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most - or all - of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State's contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about this initiative? New equipment will be worth new costs to my jurisdiction.

2017 Spring Q13b

The State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most - or all - of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State's contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about this initiative? New equipment will significantly improve election administration in my jurisdiction.

2017 Spring Q13c

The State of Michigan is requiring cities and townships to update their voting equipment by August 2018, and says it will provide funding to cover most - or all - of the up-front costs. Cities and townships will pay for any remaining cost beyond the State's contribution, and for extended service and maintenance after 5 years. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about this initiative? The State's cost-sharing approach is appropriate.

2016 Spring Q14d

Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose the following potential changes to the system of funding local government in Michigan? Compel the State to pay for

2016 Fall Q2b

Thinking about the relationship between the State government and local jurisdictions, overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? The State is taking too much decision-making authority away from local governments.

2016 Fall Q8a

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Economic development

2016 Fall Q8b

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Local finance and tax policy

2016 Fall Q8c

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Environment and natural resources (e.g., water, solid waste, agriculture, forestry)

2016 Fall Q8d

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Land use and planning (e.g., zoning, permitting)

2016 Fall Q8e

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Business issues (e.g., minimum wage, plastic bags, puppy mills, Uber, Airbnb)

2016 Fall Q8f

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Anti-discrimination policies (e.g., LGBTQ, equal opportunity)

2016 Fall Q8g

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Social issues (e.g., public welfare, homelessness, gun policies)

2016 Fall Q8h

Some people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? How local governments conduct business (e.g., open meetings, public notices)

2016 Fall Q12e

First, while any particular jurisdiction in fiscal distress faces unique challenges, in general, how important - if at all - do you think each of the following factors are in contributing to local government fiscal distress in Michigan? State decisions affecting local government (e.g., revenue sharing, Headlee / Proposal A, local revenue options, unfunded mandates, etc.)

2016 Fall Q19

Some believe that more proactive monitoring of local government finances by the State could help avoid local fiscal emergencies through earlier detection and intervention. Others believe this may be unnecessary or even counterproductive. To what extent would you support or oppose more proactive State monitoring of finances for all local governments in Michigan?

2015 Spring Q37b

Thinking about the following actions the State of Michigan could take to help local governments address retiree health care obligations, to what extent, if any, would you support or oppose the following possible state actions to help your jurisdiction better meet or reduce its retiree health care obligations? Set hard caps (i.e., percentage or dollar figure) on jurisdictions' contributions to retiree health care costs