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About US

Oakland Confidential is a periodic column of political/government news and gossip, gathered both on and off-the-record by the news staff at Downtown Newsmagazine based in Birmingham, Michigan.


Downtown is a monthly newsmagazine providing hard news, personality profiles and longform features for the Oakland County communities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township. The print edition can be viewed online in digital format at


Oakland Confidential knows no set geographical boundaries in terms of coverage – if it's solid gossip about officials from Oakland County, Michigan – whether based locally, in the state capitol building in Lansing, or Washington D.C. – it’s fair game for us. 

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