City of Saginaw MI -
Proposal 1 & 2: City Charter Amendment to Section 21

The City of Saginaw would like to make the citizens of Saginaw aware of the proposed amendment to the Saginaw City Charter regarding City Council minutes that will appear on the November 8th ballot.

Proposal 1 would discontinue the City’s requirement to publish City Council meeting minutes in the official newspaper and would require the City Clerk’s office to have the minutes otherwise available to the public. This proposal change is designed to increase operational efficiency that would lead to cost saving each month for the City. The City currently purchases advertisement space in the official Saginaw newspaper, but this method of communication is not readily available to the public on a daily basis. By removing this action the City would save budget resources.

Proposal 2 would require that the public pay at cost for copies of the minutes from City Council meetings. Approved City Council minutes are filed in the City Clerk’s office and fall under FOIA requirements that involve the use of staff resources resulting in a processing fee. The most current City Council minutes will still be available at no cost on the City website

For more information please contact Debbie Powell, City of Saginaw Public Information Officer at 989-759-1401.


Enhanced Law Enforcement Response to Victims Initiative:

The Saginaw Police Department is one of only three law enforcement agencies in the country that has been selected to participate in a unique program designed to help reduce crime, support victims, and enhance public safety. We ask that the residents of Saginaw participate in this anonymous survey being conducted by Saginaw Valley State University. Your participation will help the City of Saginaw Police Department expand its capacity to meet the needs of crime victims, and broaden those services where a need is indicated. This short survey is available online at the following button:

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The City of Saginaw PD has new crime mapping software available. Click the link below to access an interactive Crime map of the City.

City of Saginaw Interactive Crime Map

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules have changed. To see how the City of Saginaw is now handling FOIA requests, please visit our new FOIA page.



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