October 24, 2009

Michigan city to vote on moving legal notices out of newspapers

Michigan city officials decided not to wait for more newspapers to switch publishing schemes before seeking an alternative to posting legal newspapers in print products.

Voters in Trenton, Michigan, will vote Nov. 3 on a proposal to allow legal notices of meetings, zoning changes and other matters to go on the city web site or the city-operated cable channel instead of a newspaper.

The News-Herald talked to a representative of the Michigan Press Association and city officials in a pre-election article.

I suspect we'll see more elections like this. What I worry about is how well and often city websites will be updated.

1 comment:

  1. The Ann Arbor Chronicle had a piece on this: (Couldn't paste the article. Search under Home Telephones. The Michigan Press Association is funding the anti-campaign.)