Thursday, February 7, 2013
County executive announced launch of MITradeSchool.org, a website to help match trade schools with those looking to learn trades.
Innovation and diversification were the buzz words Thursday night as L. Brooks Patterson delivered his annual State of the County address. It was the Oakland County Executive's 19th such address, and this time he delivered it while seated. Patterson, who was seriously injured in a car accident six months ago, used a wheelchair to enter the stage. He then rose up from the wheelchair and with help, walked to the chair where he would sit to deliver his speech. He alluded briefly to the accident during his speech, pledging that "at next year's State of the County address, I will walk in here and stand at the podium." A crowd of about 500 inside the auditorium at Detroit Country Day School listened as Patterson talked about jobs, technology …
It's happening at 7 p.m.; here's the link to the livestream.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will deliver his 19th State of the County Address on Thursday night, and you can follow along with this livestream broadcast. The event, broadcast by CivicCenterTV.com, will begin at 7 p.m. According to a news release from the county, Patterson's speech will focus on "positive economic signs for Oakland County and the latest developments in job attraction, technology, management and budget, and quality of life." The Thursday night event, which will be held at Detroit Country Day School in front of an invitation-only audience of 500, is the biggest for Patterson since he returned to office after being injured in a car accident last August. In addition to outlining the state of the county, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The trial was set to start Friday against Anthony Prainito of Royal Oak.
Monday, December 17, 2012
He looks ahead to next four years after taking the oath of office.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson took the oath of office Monday for his sixth four-year term as the county’s leader. He was sworn-in by Clerk/Register of Deeds Bill Bullard as members of his staff looked on, according to a news release. “Oakland County leads Michigan in job attraction, technology, fiscal management, and quality of life,” Patterson said. “The next four years of my administration will focus on continuing to innovate in these areas.” Patterson was first elected county executive in 1992; before that, he served four terms as county prosecutor.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Oakland County executive proved he's a stand-up guy during an Election Night appearance in Royal Oak.
As Democrats celebrated election victories Tuesday in Michigan and across the country, the mood at the Emagine Royal Oak theater complex, where more than 200 Oakland County Republicans gathered, was a mixed bag. That is, until L. Brooks Patterson, 73, changed the energy of room. “He gave some remarks and then he told us he had a surprise for us – and then he stood up on his own,” said former Royal Oak Mayor Dennis Cowan. “Everyone burst into applause.” Patterson, elected to his sixth term as Oakland County Executive on Nov. 6, was injured in a crash in August that left him hospitalized at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac for five weeks after suffering almost a dozen broken bones. He returned to work in October using a wheelchair and …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Amid co-workers and family, a choked up Oakland County Executive says, "I have some other great ideas I need to do before I am done."
With his daughter by his side, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson returned to the Oakland County Executive Office Building in Pontiac for the first time since he was injured in an August crash. Mary Warner, 36, accompanied her father into the Conference Center where the 73-year-old was greeted with signs that read “Welcome Back Brooks” and a standing ovation from his managers, chiefs and the media. A tearful Patterson greeted the audience from a wheelchair. Looking much thinner and speaking softly he told the audience he managed to take 168 steps today and is determined to walk again. He recalled how Anthony Prainito, 31, of Royal Oak, changed three lives on Aug. 10. “They put in a new device—a blinking yellow—and people do not …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Two candidates – Democrat Kevin Howley and Republican incumbent L. Brooks Patterson – are running for the Oakland County Executive. The voter guide is provided by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization.
There are two candidates for Oakland County Executive in the Nov. 6 election. Incumbent Republican L. Brooks Patterson and Democrat Kevin Howley of Huntington Woods are running for the office. Attached to this article is a PDF copy of the voter guide for the Oakland County Executive provided by the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League never supports or opposes a candidate or political party. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, according to its website. To become a member of the League of Women Voters, click here. To contribute to the League of Women Voters, click here.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Hoping to put an end to innuendo, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and his longtime driver, James Cram, released limited medical records Tuesday afternoon.
Toxicology reports released today indicate neither Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson nor his security officer James Cram had illegal drugs or alcohol in their blood at the time of the Aug. 10 crash in Auburn Hills in which both men were injured. In a morning press conference at the Executive Office Building in Waterford, attorney Steven Potter said Patterson and Cram both had their blood drawn immediately at the time of their admission to McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. "The fact that report indicates there is less than .0030 grams is because any amount below .0030 would be undetectable," Potter said. The attorney hopes the limited release of medical records will put an end to the issue of whether Patterson and Cram were …
Friday, September 28, 2012
In one of his first interviews since the accident, the Oakland County executive talks about his injuries, his first year missing the Brooksie Way, and why he wasn't wearing a seat belt.
What does L. Brooks Patterson remember about the accident that left him seriously injured Aug. 10? "Not a thing," the Oakland County executive told Patch in a phone interview Friday, one of his first contacts with the media since the accident. Patterson, who is running for re-election in November, will begin intense physical therapy Monday to begin to walk again, he said. Seven weeks after being seriously injured in a car crash, Patterson spoke Friday about his injuries, his first year missing the Brooksie Way, and why he wasn't wearing a seat belt. "You always hear about amnesia and think, 'Well that's got to be strange,' and now I know," Patterson, 73, said Friday afternoon. According to a report from the Auburn Hills Police Department…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
In the wake of L. Brooks Patterson's Aug. 10 accident, county officials discuss who is in charge while he recovers. Some commissioners say they feel like they are being kept in the dark; Patterson's representative says he's focusing on the 'big picture.'
While Oakland County executive L. Brooks Patterson is recovering from injuries sustained in a crash last month, his deputy is running the day-to-day show, Patterson's spokesman said Wednesday. Gerald Poisson, chief deputy county executive is running day-to-day operations in Oakland County government, according to Bill Mullan, Patterson's media and communications officer, while the county executive recovers at a private location. Patterson has not given a media interview or made a personal appearance since the auto accident in August. He was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained injuries to his hip, leg, ankle, five ribs and both wrists in the Aug. 10 crash. His spokespeople have said he is rehabilitating in an undisclosed location after …