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June 14, 2011

Bill to Aid Locals in Collecting Money from Parking Tickets Advancesparking meter

The House Judiciary Committee passed SB 130, which would lower the number of parking citations a person can get before not being able to renew their driver's license under state law.  Currently, the number is six, and the bill lowers that to three. The bill was introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R-Lowell) in an attempt to assist local governments in recouping the dollars owed to them by people with outstanding parking tickets and to assist people in having fewer dollars owed by addressing the situation sooner. The League supports the bill.  More details at the League’s Inside 208 blog. Contact: Andy Schor, aschor@mml.org.


State Affairs Update

shared servicesSenate Committee Passes Municipal Partnership Act – The Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee passed SB 8, the Municipal Partnership Act. This legislation will assist locals in consolidating services and creating efficiencies. For more details and to see the latest version of the bill, go to the League’s Inside 208 blog. Contact: Samantha Harkins, sharkins@mml.org.


State Transportation Commission to meet in Benton Harbor

AmeriCorps Volunteers Available for Housing Agencies

League Offers FREE Emergency Manager Webinar, June 15

MAM Summer Workshop Registration Now Available!

Federal Update

downtownSupport CDBG! – Congress is beginning discussions on the 2012 budget. With targets beginning $47 billion below the current year, many programs of importance to communities are in jeopardy of deep reductions or elimination. The Community Development Block Grant is one of those. To read more, visit the League’s Inside 208 blog. Contact: Arnold Weinfeld, aweinfeld@mml.org MORE>

Off-System Bridge Program in Jeopardy

2012 Federal Budget Targeting Begins

Federal Complete Streets Legislation Introduced

Legislation Protecting Public Access TV Introduced

Rural Development Solid Waste Grants Available

Michigan’s Census Profile Released

21st Century Communities

zeelandJune 19-25 declared "Small Cities Week" by NLC – The National League of Cities has declared the week of June 19-25 as "Small Cities Week." As noted in the NLC press release, the week is meant to "celebrate the accomplishments of the nation’s small communities and draw attention to the essential roles small cities and towns play in American life." Read more at the League’s Inside 208 blog. Contact Arnold Weinfeld, aweinfeld@mml.org. MORE>

Sirolli Entrepreneur Training Available

"Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards" Invites the Public to Nominate Their Community Leaders

National League of Cities Reports Ways to Welcome Immigrants

Ann Arbor Named One of the Nation’s Most Walk-Friendly Communities

New Report Links Transit with Jobs

State Announces New Round of Energy Efficiency Grants


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