Why we should keep DDA funding!

There have been numerous editorials about the village council and the DDA all of which I find quite disturbing. They state they are not trying to get rid of the DDA, just the funding. Well without funding there will be no DDA and basically bye-bye to our lovely village. There will be no one to […]

Vote Yes on DDA ballot proposal

The only issue on the Nov. 7 ballot for the Village of Lake Orion is whether our tax dollars go to where we voted for them to go or go to the DDA to do with as they wish. Voting Yes, returns control of our taxes to the people and our elected officials versus the […]

Save the DDA!

I am writing to remind people of the exemplary efforts of the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in helping our small town continue to grow and thrive. There have been false narratives being pushed in regards to how defunding the Lake Orion DDA will decrease taxes for Lake Orion citizens. But it is just […]

Save the DDA

What brings people to the Village of Lake Orion? Great restaurants and locally-owned shops and businesses. The DDA has helped them find their place, removes obstacles and promotes community activities and social events. That is only one side of the “Community” coin. The other is you…at Children’s Park. Summer music concerts and movie night. Classic […]

Vote Yes on Nov. 7 ballot

The petition to put the question, “Shall the Village of Lake Orion adopt Ordinance No. 36.06, which repeals Ordinance No. 36.05, and cease the capture of taxes from the Village of Lake Orion and other affected taxing authorities?” was signed by 373 certified registered voters. I believe that it’s safe to say that these 373 […]

The DDA is a gem, support it on Nov. 7 ballot and vote No

My fellow Lake Orion neighbors, I’m asking you to vote No Nov. 7 to protect the DDA and keep in place all the funding that makes downtown attractive for residents, businesses and visitors. I’m a 20-year community member and recently we made the move to the village. My wife and I moved downtown specifically because […]

Support the Lake Orion DDA

In 2016 a group of six families contacted the Lake Orion DDA to propose the idea of turning run down building that housed “Ye Old Antiques” into a place that would be not only unique to Lake Orion but also this part of the country – an intimate listening room combined with a cafe and […]

Not in favor of the township purchasing the GLAC

In the Lake Orion Review it said that Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett and attorney Dan Kelley have entered a bid on the Great Lakes Athletic Club. The citizens of Orion were told that when the new Orion Township Hall and the sheriff’s office building were being built there would be no cost to the […]

Beneficial Partnership between the Lake Orion DDA and Orion Art Center

I am writing to you on behalf of Orion Art Center to express our unwavering support and highlight our partnership with the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority. The DDA has supported our 501c3 nonprofit throughout the years, and we are grateful for all of the support and creative collaborations between our two organizations. The DDA […]