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Community

Population

Region

Government
Type

Incorp.
Year

County

Review Requirements

Other Provisions of Interest

Revision Date

Charter File

Adrian

21133

2

see charter

1853

LENAWEE

1957

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Albion

8616

2

see charter

1885

CALHOUN

1960

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Algonac

4110

5

see charter

1965

ST. CLAIR

1984

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Allegan

4998

2

see charter

1907

ALLEGAN

1989

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Allen Park

28210

1

see charter

1956

WAYNE

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Alma

9383

4

see charter

1905

GRATIOT

1973

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Alpena

10483

6

see charter

1871

ALPENA

1944

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Ann Arbor

113934

1

see charter

1851

WASHTENAW

When the city income tax ord is in effect, the city may not levy any part of the 7.5 mills

1955

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Auburn

2087

4

see charter

1947

BAY

1973

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Auburn Hills

21412

1

see charter

1905

OAKLAND

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AuGres

889

4

see charter

1905

ARENAC

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Bad Axe

3129

5

council-manager

1905

HURON

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Bangor

1885

2

council-manager

1967

VAN BUREN

1978

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Battle Creek

52347

2

see charter

1859

CALHOUN

1961

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Bay City

34932

4

see charter

1865

BAY

charter revision every tenth odd-year election

1998

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Beaverton

1071

4

see charter

1903

GLADWIN

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Belding

5757

3

see charter

1893

IONIA

1964

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Belleville

3991

1

see charter

1946

WAYNE

1982

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Benton Harbor

10038

2

see charter

1891

BERRIEN

Berkley

14970

1

see charter

1932

OAKLAND

1980

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Bessemer

1905

7

see charter

1889

GOGEBIC

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Big Rapids

10601

3

council-manager

1869

MECOSTA

at least once in every five years, the Commission shall provide for the compilation or codification and publication of the Charter and all City ordinances then in force

2012

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Birmingham

20103

1

see charter

1932

OAKLAND

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Bloomfield Hills

3869

1

see charter

1932

OAKLAND

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Boyne City

3735

6

council-manager

1907

CHARLEVOI

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Bridgman

2291

2

council-manager

1949

BERRIEN

2004

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Brighton

7444

1

see charter

1928

LIVINGSTO

1955

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Bronson

2349

2

see charter

1934

BRANCH

1985

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Brown City

1325

5

see charter

1907

SANILAC, LAPEER

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Buchanan

4456

2

council-manager

1929

BERRIEN

1949

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Burton

29999

1

see charter

1971

GENESEE

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Cadillac

10355

6

council-manager

1877

WEXFORD

1976

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Caro

4229

5

council-manager

2009

TUSCOLA

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Carson City

1093

3

see charter

1958

MONTCALM

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Caseville

777

5

mayor-council

2010

HURON

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Caspian

906

7

council-manager

1949

IRON

1982

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Cedar Springs

3509

3

see charter

1959

KENT

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Center Line

8257

1

see charter

1935

MACOMB

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Charlevoix

2513

6

council-manager

1905

CHARLEVOI

1991

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Charlotte

9074

2

see charter

1871

EATON

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Cheboygan

4867

6

see charter

1889

CHEBOYGAN

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Chelsea

4944

1

council-manager

2004

WASHTENAW

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Clare

3118

4

council-manager

1891

CLARE

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Clarkston

882

1

council-manager

1992

OAKLAND

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Clawson

11825

1

see charter

1940

OAKLAND

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Clio

2646

1

see charter

1928

GENESEE

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Coldwater

10945

2

council-manager

1861

BRANCH

1.5 firefighters per 1,000 city pop

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Coleman

1243

4

mayor-council

1905

MIDLAND

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Coloma

1483

2

see charter

1941

BERRIEN

1994

Coopersville

4275

3

see charter

1966

OTTAWA

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Corunna

3497

4

see charter

1869

SHIAWASSE

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Croswell

2447

5

council-manager

1905

SANILAC

1985

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Crystal Falls

1469

7

council-manager

1899

IRON

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Davison

5173

1

council-manager

1938

GENESEE

council/bds/key staff must read charter and file letter with clerk

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Dearborn

98153

1

see charter

1927

WAYNE

1.24 full-time paid professional firefighers per 1,000 pop; 2.1 full-time paid sworn police officers per 1,000 pop

2009

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Dearborn Heights

57774

1

see charter

1960

WAYNE

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Detroit

713777

1

see charter

1802

WAYNE

has ombudsperson

1997

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DeWitt

4507

4

mayor-council

1964

CLINTON

charter review every 7 years; revision every 16 years

1995

Douglas

1232

2

council-manager

2004

ALLEGAN

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Dowagiac

5879

2

see charter

1877

CASS

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Durand

3446

4

see charter

1932

SHIAWASSE

1958

Eastpointe

32442

1

council-manager

1895

IOSCO

1985

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East Grand Rapids

10694

3

see charter

1926

KENT

1991

East Jordan

2351

6

see charter

1911

CHARLEVOI

charter review every 10 years

1995

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East Lansing

48579

2

see charter

1907

INGHAM

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East Tawas

2808

6

see charter

1928

MACOMB

1965

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Eaton Rapids

5214

2

see charter

1881

EATON

1990

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Ecorse

9512

1

see charter

1941

WAYNE

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Escanaba

12616

7

council-manager

1883

DELTA

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Essexville

3478

4

council-manager

1933

BAY

charter revison every tenth odd-year

1958

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Evart

1903

3

see charter

1938

OSCEOLA

1983

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Farmington

10372

1

council-manager

1926

OAKLAND

1951

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Farmington Hills

79740

1

see charter

1972

OAKLAND

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Fennville

1398

2

see charter

1960

ALLEGAN

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Fenton

11756

1

council-manager

1963

GENESEE

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Ferndale

19900

1

council-manager

1927

OAKLAND

2010

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Ferrysburg

2892

3

see charter

1963

OTTAWA

Each year Mayor sends a proclamation to U.S. Sen and U.S. Rep whose district includes any part of the City requesting a Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on Congress.

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Flat Rock

9878

1

see charter

1965

WAYNE

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Flint

102434

1

see charter

1855

GENESEE

1975

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Flushing

8389

1

council-manager

1963

GENESEE

1993

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Frankenmuth

4944

4

see charter

1959

SAGINAW

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Frankfort

1286

6

see charter

1935

BENZIE

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Fraser

14480

1

see charter

1956

MACOMB

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Fremont

4081

3

council-manager

1911

NEWAYGO

1972

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Gaastra

347

7

council-manager

1948

IRON

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Galesburg

2009

2

see charter

1931

KALAMAZOO

1996

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Garden City

27692

1

see charter

1933

WAYNE

1974

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Gaylord

3645

6

see charter

1922

OTSEGO

1974

Gibraltar

4656

1

see charter

1961

WAYNE

50 % tax exemption over 65 10 yrs resident

2001

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Gladstone

4973

7

council-manager

1889

DELTA

Electors may vote for their recommended candidate for mayor; city comm must consider recommendation but not bound by it.

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Gladwin

2933

4

council-manager

1893

GLADWIN

2010

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Gobles

829

2

see charter

1957

VAN BUREN

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Grand Blanc

8276

1

see charter

1929

GENESEE

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Grand Haven

10412

3

see charter

1867

OTTAWA

1959

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Grand Ledge

7786

2

see charter

1893

EATON

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Grand Rapids

188040

3

see charter

1850

KENT

*millage lLimit is 10 mills unless the Uniform City Incom Tax Ord is in effect, then the limit is 8.41 mills.

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Grandville

15378

3

see charter

1933

KENT

1959

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Grant

894

3

see charter

1969

NEWAYGO

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Grayling

1884

6

see charter

1935

CRAWFORD

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Greenville

8481

3

see charter

1871

MONTCALM

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Grosse Pointe

5421

1

see charter

1934

WAYNE

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Grosse Pointe Farms

9479

1

see charter

1949

WAYNE

2003

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Grosse Pointe Park

11555

1

council-manager

1950

WAYNE

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Grosse Pointe Shores

3008

1

council-manager

2009

WAYNE

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Grosse Pointe Woods

16135

1

see charter

1950

WAYNE

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Hamtramck

22423

1

see charter

1921

WAYNE

2005

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Hancock

4634

7

see charter

1903

HOUGHTON

1988

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Harbor Beach

1703

5

mayor-council

1909

HURON

1965

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Harbor Springs

1194

6

see charter

1932

EMMET

1950

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Harper Woods

14236

1

see charter

1951

WAYNE

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Harrison

2114

4

see charter

1891

CLARE

1969

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Hart

2126

3

council-manager

1946

OCEANA

1975

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Hartford

2688

2

see charter

1963

VAN BUREN

1992

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Hastings

7350

2

see charter

1871

BARRY

1994

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Hazel Park

16422

1

see charter

1942

OAKLAND

2005

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Highland Park

11776

1

see charter

1917

WAYNE

1968

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Hillsdale

8305

2

council-manager

1869

HILLSDALE

1957

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Holland

33051

3

see charter

1867

ALLEGAN

1950

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Houghton

7708

7

see charter

1969

HOUGHTON

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Howell

9489

1

see charter

1914

LIVINGSTO

1956

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Hudson

2307

2

council-manager

1893

LENAWEE

1970

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Hudsonville

7116

3

commission

1957

OTTAWA

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Huntington Woods

6238

1

commission

1932

OAKLAND

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Imlay City

3597

5

see charter

1970

LAPEER

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Inkster

25369

1

see charter

1963

WAYNE

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Ionia

11394

3

see charter

1873

IONIA

1994

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Iron Mountain

7624

7

see charter

1888

DICKINSON

2000

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Iron River

3029

7

council-manager

1926

IRON

1953

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Ironwood

5387

7

council-manager

1889

GOGEBIC

1994

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Ishpeming

6470

7

council-manager

1873

MARQUETTE

1943

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Ithaca

2910

4

see charter

1960

GRATIOT

1984

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Jackson

33534

2

council-manager

1857

JACKSON

review by 7 member commission every 10 years

The police and fire depts shall not be combined in a public safety dept unless authorized by a majority of city voters at a reg or spec city elec.(Amd. of 8-3-2010)

2001

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Kalamazoo

74262

2

see charter

1883

KALAMAZOO

When the city income tax is in effect, property taxation shall not exceed 14 mils

1918

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Keego Harbor

2970

1

see charter

1954

OAKLAND

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Kentwood

48707

3

see charter

1965

KENT

1996

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Kingsford

5133

7

see charter

1947

DICKINSON

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Laingsburg

1283

4

see charter

1951

SHIAWASSE

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Lake Angelus

290

1

see charter

1984

OAKLAND

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Lake City

836

6

see charter

1932

MISSAUKEE

1986

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Lansing

114297

2

see charter

1859

INGHAM

charter revision on ballot every 12 years

1978

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Lapeer

8841

5

see charter

1869

LAPEER

2007

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Lathrup Village

4075

1

see charter

1953

OAKLAND

2003

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Leslie

1851

2

council-manager

1967

INGHAM

review by 7 member commission every seven years

2007

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Linden

3991

1

see charter

1988

GENESEE

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Lincoln Park

38144

1

see charter

1925

WAYNE

2009

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Litchfield

1369

2

see charter

1968

HILLSDALE

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Livonia

96942

1

mayor-council

1950

WAYNE

.8 full-paid uniformed members of fire dept per 1,000 pop.

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Lowell

3783

3

see charter

1959

KENT

2007

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Ludington

8076

3

see charter

1873

MASON

1992

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Luna Pier

1436

1

see charter

1963

MONROE

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Mackinac Island

492

7

see charter

1899

MACKINAC

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Madison Heights

29694

1

see charter

1955

OAKLAND

1976

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Manistee

6226

6

see charter

1869

MANISTEE

1968

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Manistique

3097

7

council-manager

1901

SCHOOLCRA

1968

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Manton

1287

6

see charter

1923

WEXFORD

1993

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Marine City

4248

5

council-manager

1887

ST. CLAIR

1951

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Marlette

1875

5

see charter

1984

SANILAC

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Marquette

21355

7

council-manager

1871

MARQUETTE

2012

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Marshall

7088

2

see charter

1859

CALHOUN

1979

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Marysville

9959

5

council-manager

1924

ST. CLAIR

1965

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Mason

8252

2

see charter

1875

INGHAM

1951

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McBain

656

6

see charter

1907

MISSAUKEE

council can't be paid employees until 1 year after term expires

1986

Melvindale

10715

1

see charter

1932

WAYNE

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Memphis

1183

1

see charter

1953

MACOMB

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Menominee

8599

7

council-manager

1883

MENOMINEE

1994

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Midland

41863

4

see charter

1887

MIDLAND

1944

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Milan

5836

1

see charter

1967

WASHTENAW

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Monroe

20733

1

see charter

1837

MONROE

1913

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Montague

2361

3

see charter

1935

MUSKEGON

1994

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Montrose

1657

1

see charter

1980

GENESEE

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Morenci

2220

2

see charter

1934

LENAWEE

1949

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Mount Clemens

16314

1

see charter

1879

MACOMB

1954

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Mount Morris

3086

1

see charter

1929

GENESEE

1993

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Mount Pleasant

26016

4

council-manager

1889

ISABELLA

1977

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Munising

2355

7

see charter

1914

ALGER

1978

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Muskegon

38401

3

see charter

1869

MUSKEGON

1919

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Muskegon Heights

10856

3

council-manager

1903

MUSKEGON

review every 10 years by 5 member commission

1997

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Negaunee

4568

7

council-manager

1873

MARQUETTE

1950

Newaygo

1976

3

see charter

1967

NEWAYGO

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New Baltimore

12084

1

see charter

1931

MACOMB

1973

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New Buffalo

1883

2

see charter

1965

BERRIEN

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Niles

11600

2

see charter

1859

BERRIEN

1982

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North Muskegon

3786

3

see charter

1891

MUSKEGON

1921

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Northville

5970

1

see charter

1955

OAKLAND, WAYNE

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Norton Shores

23994

3

see charter

1967

MUSKEGON

Norway

2845

7

council-manager

1891

DICKINSON

1948

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Novi

55224

1

council-manager

1968

OAKLAND

1978

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Oak Park

29319

1

see charter

1945

OAKLAND

1953

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Olivet

1605

2

see charter

1957

EATON

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Onaway

880

6

see charter

1903

PRESQUE I

1920

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Orchard Lake Village

2375

1

see charter

1964

OAKLAND

1982

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Otsego

3956

2

council-manager

1918

ALLEGAN

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Owosso

15194

4

see charter

1859

SHIAWASSE

1964

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Parchment

1804

2

see charter

1938

KALAMAZOO

1989

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Perry

2188

4

see charter

1964

SHIAWASSE

1988

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Petersburg

1146

1

see charter

1967

MONROE

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Petoskey

5670

6

council-manager

1895

EMMET

1985

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Pinconning

1307

4

see charter

1931

BAY

1968

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Plainwell

3804

2

see charter

1934

ALLEGAN

1981

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Pleasant Ridge

2526

1

see charter

1927

OAKLAND

2005

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Plymouth

9132

1

see charter

1932

WAYNE

2007

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Pontiac

59515

1

strong mayor

1861

OAKLAND

1 fireman per 2,000 pop.

1982

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Portage

46292

2

see charter

1963

KALAMAZOO

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Port Huron

30184

5

council-manager

1857

ST. CLAIR

2011

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Portland

3883

3

see charter

1968

IONIA

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Potterville

2617

2

see charter

1962

EATON

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Reading

1078

2

council-manager

1934

HILLSDALE

2000

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Reed City

2425

3

see charter

1932

OSCEOLA

1957

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Richmond

5735

1

council-manager

1964

MACOMB

2000

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River Rouge

7903

1

see charter

1921

WAYNE

Riverview

12486

1

see charter

1958

WAYNE

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Rochester

12711

1

see charter

1966

OAKLAND

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Rochester Hills

70995

1

see charter

1984

OAKLAND

2008

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Rockford

5719

3

see charter

1935

KENT

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Rockwood

3289

1

see charter

1964

WAYNE

1985

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Rogers City

2827

6

see charter

1944

PERSQUE I

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Romulus

23989

1

see charter

1968

WAYNE

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Roosevelt Park

3831

3

see charter

1946

MUSKEGON

2004

Rose City

653

6

see charter

1905

OGEMAW

2004

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Roseville

47299

1

see charter

1957

MACOMB

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Royal Oak

57236

1

council-manager

1921

OAKLAND

2007

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Saginaw

51508

4

council-manager

1857

SAGINAW

1936

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Saint Clair

5485

5

see charter

1858

ST. CLAIR

1980

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Saint Clair Shores

59715

1

see charter

1950

MACOMB

review every 7 years, no min # stated

guarantee to employ no less than 50 personnel in fire dept and no less than 90 personnel in police dept

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Saint Ignace

2452

7

council-manager

1883

MACKINAC

1970

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Saint Johns

7865

4

see charter

1904

CLINTON

1918

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Saint Joseph

8365

2

see charter

1891

BERRIEN

1928

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Saint Louis

7482

4

see charter

1891

GRATIOT

1976

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Saline

8810

1

see charter

1931

WASHTENAW

1963

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Saugatuck

925

2

see charter

1968

ALLEGAN

1984

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Sault Sainte Marie

14144

7

council-manager

1887

CHIPPEWA

1952

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Scottville

1214

3

council-manager

1907

MASON

2000

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Southfield

71739

1

see charter

1957

OAKLAND

2001

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Southgate

30047

1

see charter

1958

WAYNE

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South Haven

4403

2

see charter

1902

VAN BUREN

1992

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South Lyon

11327

1

see charter

1930

OAKLAND

1970

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Springfield

5260

2

council-manager

1952

CALHOUN

1963

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Standish

1509

4

see charter

1904

ARENAC

1971

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Stanton

1417

3

see charter

1881

MONTCALM

1991

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Stephenson

862

7

see charter

1968

MENOMINEE

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Sterling Heights

129699

1

council-manager

1966

MACOMB

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Sturgis

10994

2

see charter

1895

ST. JOSEP

1921

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Swartz Creek

5758

1

see charter

1958

GENESEE

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Sylvan Lake

1720

1

council-manager

1946

OAKLAND

1971

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Tawas City

1827

6

see charter

1895

IOSCO

1972

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Taylor

63131

1

see charter

1968

WAYNE

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Tecumseh

8521

2

see charter

1953

LENAWEE

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Three Rivers

7811

2

see charter

1895

ST. JOSEP

1966

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Traverse City

14674

6

see charter

1895

GRAND TRA

2006

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Trenton

18853

1

see charter

1957

WAYNE

2003

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Troy

80980

1

council-manager

1955

OAKLAND

2008

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Utica

4757

1

see charter

1936

MACOMB

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Vassar

2697

5

see charter

1944

TUSCOLA

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Wakefield

1851

7

council-manager

1919

GOGEBIC

1991

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Walker

23537

3

see charter

1962

KENT

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Walled Lake

6999

1

see charter

1954

OAKLAND

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Warren

134056

1

see charter

1955

MACOMB

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Watervliet

1735

2

see charter

1924

BERRIEN

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Wayland

4079

2

see charter

1965

ALLEGAN

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Wayne

17593

1

council-manager

1958

WAYNE

1983

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West Branch

2139

6

council-manager

1905

OGEMAW

1976

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Westland

84094

1

see charter

1964

WAYNE

2001

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White Cloud

1408

3

see charter

1950

NEWAYGO

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Whitehall

2706

3

see charter

1942

MUSKEGON

1977

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Whittemore

384

6

see charter

1907

IOSCO

council can't be paid employees until 1 year after term expires

2005

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Williamston

3854

2

see charter

1944

INGHAM

1963

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Wixom

13498

1

see charter

1957

OAKLAND

1988

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Woodhaven

12875

1

see charter

1965

WAYNE

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Wyandotte

25883

1

see charter

1867

WAYNE

1926

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Wyoming

72125

3

see charter

1957

KENT

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Ypsilanti

19435

1

see charter

1858

WASHTENAW

charter revision on ballot every 8th gen city elec

1994

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Zeeland

5504

3

see charter

1907

OTTAWA

1967

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Zilwaukee

1658

4

see charter

1963

SAGINAW

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