We discussed the likelihood of passing OC-friendly legislation at a recent Grand Rapids OC breakfast. It seemed to be generally accepted that our outstater legislators are frequently outvoted by the Metro Detroit representation. This east-sided majority is highly unlikely to ever change.
This makes it imperative to develop our influence in the Metro Detroit area at the same time we address the legislative issues which are possible to change this year. This would requires a longer-term strategy which is focused on membership as opposed to law. As we become active in the pursuit of friendly legislation, we cannot forget the importance of building our presence throughout the state - particularly in that segment of eastern Michigan.