Michigan Community Group Seeks Declaration Gas Lease Violates Home Rule Charter

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT) -- PONTIAC, Mich. — A Rochester Hills, Mich., community group filed a declaratory judgment complaint May 15, 2014, in the Oakland County, Mich., Sixth Circuit Court to prevent the lease of city-owned park and cemetery properties for oil and natural gas exploration on the grounds that the lease violates the city home rule charter because it was executed without a majority vote of the residents (Don’t Drill the Hills Inc. v. City of Rochester Hills, et al., No. 14-140827, Mich. 6th Cir., Oakland Co.)....

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