Michigan road conditions

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

How has your service activity influenced your thinking about this proposal?

Link to your media artifact(s) giving background on the issue:

 

Consultations

Talk directly with at least 3 real live people who have special knowledge about this topic or the impact your proposal would have, and summarize their comments. These may include people appearing in your media artifact (video, podcast, etc.).

CONSULTATION 1: John Hayden, supervisor at work skills says "on my way to work I experience a few pot holes and that wears down my tires."

CONSULTATION 2:

CONSULTATION 3:

 

Prospectus:

Describe the specific issue or problem, being sure to provide sufficient context so that someone less familiar with the issue has a sense of the bigger picture, but know that your focus here is on a more detailed spelling out of the specific problem or issue that you’ve identified. (250 words minimum)


 

Potential Solutions:

Describe three reasonable, feasible potential solutions or approaches that would help address this problem.

SOLUTION 1: Limit weight restrictions for trucks on all Michigan roads.

SOLUTION 2: Replace the salt in the roads with sand

SOLUTION 3: Use sand becuase the weight of salt will be too much for the roads.

 

Reaction or advice from a Topic Coordinator:

You must solicit a critique from a topic coordinator, and explain the impact that advice has had on the final draft of this proposal.

 

Research process:

Describe your research process — indicate who you talked to (including but not limited to consultants), what you read, what your thinking was, how it changed over time, and how your consultants changed your thinking. This description of your research process definitely could include “dead ends,” or ideas you had that didn’t ultimately bear fruit.  In short, we want to know what you did and how it led to your legislation, and we also want you to give us a window into your thought process.

 

Author contributions:

Please delineate--in detail--who made what contributions to the process and to the finished proposal? Who took on which responsibilities in researching ideas, drafting language, etc.?


 

===FORMAL PROPOSAL===

The sections below should comprise your final proposal language, submitted for consideration by your peers and potential inclusion in the MSC Platform.

Preambulatory clauses

These set up the PROBLEM, but not the solution.

WHEREAS.... Unappealing pot holes and cracks most people comment on the poor roads in Michigans more metropolotin areas.

WHEREAS.... Safety hazards for cars and larger automotives

WHEREAS....High maintinance on vehicles and other automobiles

(Add more "Whereas" clauses if necessary.)

Operative clauses

These describe in detail, the solution you are proposing (not the problem itself; those should go in the "Whereas" clauses above).

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED....

1. Better road conditions make smooth driving possible get rid of pot holes and cracks on the roads

2. Safer road conditions, less wear and tear on cars, driving safe for citizens

3. Low car maintenance, less automotive maintanence, less car breakdowns

(Add more "Resolved" clauses if necessary.)

Counter-arguments:

What are three reasonable arguments against this proposal?

1. It may cost too much to repair the roads in their current condition

2. Limiting truck weight could cost customers more becuase produced would not be able to carry as much at a time

3. Sand can cause dirtier roads and salt is easier to aquire

Costs and funding:

What will your proposal cost (in direct expenses, lost tax revenue, lost economic opportunity, and/or non-monetary costs)? How will you pay for your proposed legislation? Where will/could the funding for your proposal come from?  Who might object to dedicating resources to your proposal (competing interests)?  

 

References:

These can include websites or other information you have found about the issue.

Detroit.cbslocal.com

detroitnews.com

bing.com

tripnet.com

gannett-con.com


 

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