Legislative Link
October 11, 2011
Save the Date

Public Employment Law Seminar
Oct. 25, Lansing

2nd Annual Green Communities Conference
Oct. 28, Lansing

You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Training
Nov. 15, Marlette

You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Training
Nov. 16, Lansing

You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Training
Dec. 6, Ferrysburg

You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Training
Dec. 7, Ann Arbor

You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Training
Dec. 8, Mt. Pleasant

The Buzz

How Do You Hold Onto the Hipsters?
Bridge Magazine
October 6, 2011

What's New

Art Chairs, Silent Auction Big Hit Among Convention Attendees

Clare's Cops & Doughnuts Wins 2012 Community Excellence Award

Sept/Oct 2011 MMR Issue

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps


Annual Convention Rocks the House 

A roundup of all the highlights and news from the League’s Annual Convention is now being compiled online, including event photos, blog posts, media coverage and press releases. More resources will be added over the coming days as they become available, including presentation materials from many of the training sessions. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Governor Snyder at League Convention: “We’re In This Together and Will Win Together” – Last Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder addressed several hundred local officials from across the state at the League annual convention in Grand Rapids. The theme of the Governor's talk was straightforward...we are all facing challenges but the challenges present us with a unique opportunity to build Michigan's future. MORE>

Planning For The New Economy Workshop Offered

Michigan Shared Services Community Goes Live

Asset Management Conference Taking Place Next Month in Escanaba

EVIP Grants Available for Cooperative Efforts

Federal Update

Consolidation Report Issued By Citizens Research Council – The Citizens Research Council has issued a new report on the possibilities of consolidation between local units of government. The report, "The Costs, Benefits, and Alternatives for Consolidating the Onekama Governments", was funded through the MML Foundation administered Shared Public Services Initiative (SPSI). The SPSI is a collaborative project involving local, state and non-profit organizations. MORE>

Health Care Costs Subject of National Study

Report Reveals City Fiscal Conditions Across the Country

House Leader Given OK to Raise Transportation Funding Levels

President Unveils $447 Billion Jobs Plan

Federal Highway Relents On Traffic Sign Regulations

Federal Grant Opportunities

Rural Development Solid Waste Grants Available

21st Century Communities

FREE Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America – Through a grant from the U.S. EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, Smart Growth America is offering free technical assistance to help communities develop local strategies to grow in ways that benefit families and businesses through preserving a sense of place and protecting the environment. MORE>

UM/ULI Real Estate Forum Nov 9-10, Detroit

“Bridge” E-Magazine Unveiled

Complete Streets Communities Eligible for Discounted Bicycle Parking Products

Twitter Talk on Transportation Helps Define, Communicate Vision for Michigan’s Future

Transit Twitter Talk Generates Constant Conversation

Economics of Place Book Released, Available from League at Amazon

Test a Neighborhood’s Livability with the “Popsicle Test” and the “Halloween Test”

Michigan Main Street Program Seeks Communities


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