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July 13, 2010

Ford CEO/President Alan Mulally to Speak at League Convention
Ford Motor Company CEO and President Alan Mulally will speak during the League's 112th Annual Convention, Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn, the Michigan Municipal League announced today, July 13, 2010. Mulally also serves on the President's Export Council, seeking ways to increase exports and enter new markets. Register now to hear Mulally and to attend the Convention.

State Affairs Update
House Committee to Address Security for Abandoned Commercial Property – The House Urban Policy Committee will be taking up HB 6167 on July 21, when the Legislature returns to session. The legislation would require the owner of an abandoned commercial property to retain, at the owner's expense, a private security guard agency to protect the property against vandalism, trespass, and illegal activity on the premises. MORE>

Reminder: MDOT Forums for Input on Rural Road & Bridge Projects Start This Week

Legislature Out of Session Until July 21

MI Health Partnership Now Available

Register Today for the MAM Summer Workshop!

Federal Update

Mandatory Collective Bargaining Language Passes U.S. House – Just prior to their July 4th recess, the U.S. House passed a supplemental appropriation bill, H.R. 4899, containing language that would mandate collective bargaining of municipalities, counties and states when dealing with public safety employees, under one-size-fits-all rules to be developed later. It is urgent that you call Senators Levin and Stabenow and tell them to vote against a supplemental bill unless the mandatory collective bargaining language is removed and given fair hearing on its own merits. MORE>

Feds Open Early Retiree Reinsurance Program

State Looking for Proposals to Fast Track NSP Funds

Feds Announce New Round of High-Speed Rail Funding

Federal Agencies Combine to Offer Sustainable Community Challenge Grants

TIGER II Transportation Grant Funding Announced

Comments Sought On Federal Transit Funding Criteria

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities
Nominate Your Favorite “Distinctive Destination” in Michigan – Michigan is home to many unique, diverse, and attractive cities and towns. Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation honors U.S. cities, towns, and sometimes neighborhoods that "exude an authentic sense of place," by acknowledging a Dozen Distinctive Destinations around the country. According to the program’s website, the program pays tribute to places where one finds things like "attractive architecture," as well as "cultural diversity and commitment to historic preservation, sustainability, and revitalization." MORE>

Small Business, Start-Ups, and Job Growth for the Future

Film Industry in Michigan Creating New Niche Markets

21c3’s “Eight Assets” Included in Saline, MI Strategic Plan!

Community Development Training Announced

National Historic Trust Offers Grants

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects


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MAM Summer Workshop
Aug 4-6, St. Ignace

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Warm Training Centers Honors Sustainability Leaders

What's New

Speed Limit Idea Runs Afoul of Headlee

Congress, Detroit Form Plans to Attract Grocery Stores

May/Junel 2010 Michigan Municipal Review

League’s New PA 312 Webpage

New Events Newsletter: The Loop, Your Source for Municipal Education

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

21c3 Website

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps


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