Legislative Link
August 17, 2010
Save the Date

112th Annual Convention
September 21-24, 2010

The Medical Marihuana Act & Your Community
September 21, 2010

The League & DTE: Energy Efficiency Options
September 21, 2010

Everything Meetings –Parliamentary Procedure & OMA
September 21, 2010

NLC Institute - Building Community in Today's Economy
September 21, 2010

Social Media Is Here – Is Your Community Ready?
October 7, 2010
Alpena – More info coming soon

The Buzz

Charlotte Michigan Mural Focuses on Walkability
Lansing State Journal

What's New

Michigan Municipal League, Others Helped 2010 Census

Taylor, Detroit Mayors Help Kick Off Junior League World Series

July/August 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

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Center for Michigan Election Analysis Shows Overwhelming Support for Local Services

A new report from the Center for Michigan shows that voters are willing to pay for any number of local services that add to the quality of life in their communities. According to the analysis, voters approved 86 percent of the 623 ballot proposals across the state. They also OK’d 96 percent of the requests to either renew taxes or restore rates that had been reduced by the Headlee Amendment in the Michigan Constitution. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Legislature Back in Action – The House and Senate resume legislative session this week, with the primary elections now behind us. The Senate meets Tuesday through Thursday. On the floor, they are taking up Brownfield Part 201 legislation which the League has worked on. In committee, they are taking up bills that add transit as items to discuss when reviewing master plans and zoning ordinances. The House meets Wednesday and Thursday and has several bills of relevance to the League queued up, including a New Economy Commission bill that the League has been involved with. Stay tuned to the Inside 208 blog for up-to-the-minute reports!

MDOT Hosts Walking Audits with Dan Burden

Michigan By Rail Forums Swing Through New Buffalo and Jackson

U-M Survey Shows Local Governments Struggle to Provide Services

Federal Update

Health Care Reform Webcast Now Available Online – A recent webinar designed to help local officials understand how the changes in the law will impact local governments has now been archived for viewing anytime. MORE>

House Passes 2011 Funding for Transportation and Housing

Senate Committee Approves Livable Communities Act

FCC Denies Municipal Petition on “Shot-Clock” Ruling for Cell-Tower Siting

EPA Seeking Input on Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Peak Flows

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage

21st Century Communities

Shared Public Service Live Webinar Coming Up – A live webinar will be held on Tuesday August 31 from 10 am to noon to discuss the Shared Public Services Initiative (SPSI). This initiative is a collaborative effort between the State of Michigan, the League, Townships Association, Association of Counties, the regions and intermediate school districts through which local governments and school districts can access resources to develop and implement shared public services. MORE>

Future Cities – Greentown Conference Coming to Grand Rapids

Engaging Youth in the Community

MEDC Announces a New Rural Arts Grant Program

New Funding Programs for Farmers Markets

Michigan Saves Program Ready for Roll-Out

Business Owner Says It’s About Place

House Committee Passes New Economy Commission Bill

Entrepreneurial Communities Project Accepting Applications

eCities 2010 Study Now Open

Community Development Training Announced

Funding Available for Community Sustainability Projects


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