State Rep. Julie Calley today invited residents to attend her June office hours in Hastings and Pewamo.
“Local office hours give me the opportunity to meet with constituents face-to-face and hear what is important to them,” said Calley, of Portland.
The informal meetings will take place at the following times and locations:
- Friday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Barry County Tyden Center, 121 S. Church St. in Hastings; and
- Monday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to noon at Blossom Time Park, 278 W. Lincoln St. in Pewamo.
No appointment is necessary to attend.
Calley is also planning a virtual option for community members who are unable to attend in person. Please email JulieCalley@house.mi.gov or call (517) 373-0842 to schedule a Zoom meeting.
Calley, of Portland, said the Open Meetings Act is frequently referenced by public bodies, the people who serve on them, and the public – yet it currently includes confusing language and complicated legal terminology that can inspire more questions instead of providing clear-cut answers. The solution Calley is offering rewrites the Open Meetings Act using plain language.
State Rep. Julie Calley, center, recently welcomed a Hastings family to the state Capitol, where they shadowed her as “Representatives for a Day.” Dr. Paul DeWitt and his wife Jennie won the opportunity through the 2020 fundraiser auction benefitting Green Gables Haven, a nonprofit organization in Hastings that serves people impacted by domestic violence. They were accompanied by their grandchildren, Christian and Lily Haire.
State Rep. Julie Calley today voted to eliminate a mandate recently put in place by the unelected Natural Resources Commission (NRC) that, if allowed to stand, could result in criminal penalties for deer hunters who fail to comply.