Hello Friends,

February has quickly come to an end. Each year, I am enthused to celebrate Black History Month. It’s a time to honor the resilience and important contributions of African Americans. African Americans who have served in the Michigan House of Representatives leave a legacy and rich history of activism, advocacy and defending democracy. This month, we salute those from the past and those in the present who continue serving Michiganders.

As always, if our office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Ranjeev Puri

State Representative, 24th District

Proudly serving Canton Township

In this Edition:

  • Upcoming Time with Ranjeev
  • Legislative Update
  • Upcoming Community Events
  • Flood Assistance


Community Coffee Hour

March 11 at 6 p.m.

Canton Township Administration Building Board Room (1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188).

Infographic with photo of Rep. Puri and details about his March 11 coffee hour.


Rep. Puri’s Homeowners’ Energy Policy Act Passes out of Senate Committee

Last fall, I introduced House Bill 5028 to prohibit a homeowners association from preventing a homeowner from making energy-saving modifications and improvements on their home. This would mean no more all-out prohibitions on things such as rooftop solar panels or EV chargers. This legislation passed out of the House in November.

I have heard from so many constituents via email and at my coffee hours who have expressed frustrations with their homeowners’ association preventing them from installing energy-saving measures on their home, such as solar panels.

Last week, HB 5028 passed out of the Senate Committee on Housing and Human Services. I look forward to seeing this legislation continue to advance through the legislative process, and I hope to see it signed into law soon!


Check out a list of upcoming activities in our community on the Canton Township website. I have highlighted one below:

Bunny Express

March 12, 6-8 p.m.

Interested in a special Easter Bunny visit directly to your neighborhood? Email chelsea.straub@cantonmi.gov from Feb. 26 through March 8 explaining why spring is an exciting time of year to enter your neighborhood for a visit from the Canton Leisure Services Easter Express! If your entry is selected, your street wins! Email notifications will go out to selected neighborhoods on Monday, March 11. Hang out at the end of your driveway, and Canton Leisure Services will escort the Easter Bunny through your neighborhood.


FEMA and Small Business Assistance

Several disaster recovery centers have been set up for the residents and businesses of Wayne County who were impacted by torrential rain, flooding and tornadoes that occurred in August. The centers are equipped with specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, who can assist with various tasks such as applying for federal disaster aid and uploading necessary documents.

Canton Recovery Center:

Canton Human Services Building

50430 Schoolhouse Road, Canton

Open Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sundays.

QR Code.

Canton Township Flood Survey

In light of the increased flooding in Canton Township and the surrounding communities in recent months and years, Canton Township is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an intensive study and survey of the land and waterways within the township to identify specific areas of concern.

If you have experienced flooding as the result of weather, please scan the QR code above or visit this web page and fill out the short survey. Hard copies of the survey are also available upon request by emailing municipalservices@cantonmi.gov. Data from the survey will be used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its study, which can take 18-24 months to complete.

PLEASE NOTE: All survey responses must be submitted by March 17.


Our team needs your help to recognize the amazing educators and small businesses in our community.

Each month, my team recognizes one teacher and one small business from Canton for their contributions to our community. I will be surprising the winners with a visit, certificate from our office and social media shoutouts for their great work.

Use this form to nominate a teacher or small business that you love, appreciate or believe deserves special recognition.


Our office is always here to answer any questions or concerns, or listen to any thoughts you have on any particular issue. The best way to reach us is by email at RanjeevPuri@house.mi.gov. We also hope you will join us for upcoming coffee hours so that we can meet and we can hear what is on your mind.