Cityhood Next Steps
After the Charter is drafted it is sent to the Michigan Department of Attorney General for a review that the proposed charter is in compliance with Michigan law. Once the Charter is approved by the Attorney General, Village voters will vote on whether or not to accept the document. At this election they will also elect a new slate of Elected Officials (titles dependent on new Charter).
If the Charter passes the Village officially becomes a City.
If the Charter does not pass within three years of the date that the Director’s Final Order approving the incorporation becomes final, then the process ends.