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November 29, 2011
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The Buzz

Michigan Cities See Placemaking as the Way to a Brighter Future
Nov. 28, 2011

What's New

Despite $300 Million Reduction, Businesses Seek Relief

On the block: Taxes in Lansing, Troy, Wyoming

2011/2012 Pay and Benefits Survey Now Available

Sept/Oct 2011 MMR Issue

Grants & Projects

FREE Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America

Complete Streets Communities Eligible for Discounted Bicycle Parking Products

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


Collaboration Pays Off For Communities and Regions Across the State

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the award of $7.1 million to communities and regions across the state through the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. Michigan received the nation's largest total of funds. The projects selected involve a number of local agencies collaborating as Governor Snyder noted "to help our regions create jobs, improve housing, strengthen our transportation systems, and restore economic prosperity to help Michigan compete in a global economy.” MORE>

State Affairs Update

Michigan Liquor Control Commission Updates Quotas with New Census Numbers - The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (LCC) has passed an administrative order updating the census numbers for all quota licenses. The quota licenses, and any other licenses that reference population numbers of a community, are issued based on the population of the community. MORE>

2011/2012 Pay and Benefits Survey Now Available

Michigan Shared Services Community Goes Live

Federal Update

Michigan Receives High Speed Rail Funds -United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that Michigan will be receiving $150 million in high speed rail funds for upgrades along the Detroit to Chicago corridor. In spite of the recent 2012 budget agreement that provided no additional funding for high speed rail projects, Michigan is reaping the benefits of the generosity of various governors from across the country who turned back high speed rail funds to the federal government. MORE>

Push to Increase Truck Weights - Call to Oppose!

Debt Committee Fails... Now What?

Members Urged to Pass Resolution on Deficit Reduction

Transportation Bill Passes First Senate Test

21st Century Communities

Green Communities Conference Videos, Presentations Now Available - October 28, the League hosted - with generous sponsorship from the MDEQ Office of Environmental Assistance - approximately 60 leaders from state and local government and non-profit organizations in Lansing for the 2nd Michigan Green Communities conference. As with the first Green Communities conference in 2010, the focus was on sharing local solutions for environmental sustainability. MORE>

League CEO Dan Gilmartin Featured on “Bright Side” Program

Sign Regulation Workshops

“Building Prosperous Places” Webinar

Economics of Place Book Released, Available from League at Amazon


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