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August 10, 2010

Robert Bobb to Speak at Michigan Municipal League Convention Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn

Robert Bobb Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager for the Detroit school district, will speak during the Michigan Municipal League’s Annual Convention Sept. 21-24. Bobb has been the emergency financial manager for the 87,000-student Detroit Public Schools since March 2, 2009. A one-year appointment by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was extended through March 1, 2011. MORE>

State Affairs Update

bike laneComplete Streets Law Summarized – Following up on the governor's recent signing of the new Complete Streets law (PA 134 & 135), a number of communities have requested information on what the new law means to them. The League has received a document that attempts to summarize this new legislation by providing a little background on the issue and explaining the key provisions of the new law. MORE>

Obsolete Property Rehab Act Extension Signed into Law

Supportive Housing Fix Signed into Law

Bills Introduced to Help Fund Community Sewer and Brownfield Projects


Federal Update

Michigan Road ConstructionHouse Passes 2011 Funding for Transportation and Housing – The U.S. House has passed legislation, H.R. 5850, appropriating funding for federal transportation and housing programs for fiscal year 2011. This of course is only the first step in funding for these programs, and given continuing concerns over the federal budget deficit, it is expected that there will be attempts to cut funding as the appropriations move forward. MORE>

Congressional Action Could Mean Hundreds of Millions for Michigan

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

Health Care Reform Webcast Now Available Online

State Looking for Proposals to Fast Track NSP Funds

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage


21st Century Communities

Rural Arts Grant ProgramMEDC Announces a New Rural Arts Grant Program – Recognizing that an arts-based economy can improve the quality of life, generate revenue, attract visitors, and encourage investment, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has announced a grant funding opportunity, targeting communities with a population of 15,000 or less to highlight rural art projects. MORE>

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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