Legislative Link
January 10, 2012
Save the Date

Region Meet Up
January 20, 2012

The Michigan Cable Act: Are Your Franchise Fees at Risk?
January 24, 2012

Local Government Ethics Webinar
February 15, 2012

Recreation Authorities & Other Funding for Parks & Rec
March 20, 2012

Most Common OMA & FOIA Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
March 20, 2012

Creative Consolidation: Success in Shared Services

March 20, 2012

Saving Our Children—Community's Role in Suicide Prevention
March 20, 2012

Capital Conference
March 20-21, 2012

The Buzz

Young, Educated Flock to Cities Where They Can Mingle
Detroit News
December 27, 2011

What's New

Local Museums and Cultural Attractions Offer Lots of Weekend Fun for Families

Snyder's Right: State Needs Immigrants

FINAL CALL for Participation in 2011/2012 Salary Survey

Nov/Dec 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


Capital Conference Registration Opens Tomorrow, January 11

Everyone’s talking about the fundamental role of placemaking in the economic revitalization of Michigan’s communities. But the economics of place has to start with the politics of place. Join us in Lansing March 20-21 to learn about all the key state and federal issues that will impact our communities in the year ahead. MORE>

State Affairs Update

League Committee Sign-Up - Don’t Forget! - Be sure to sign up for the League’s Legislative Governance Committee and/or one of the League’s six issue committees if you are interested and haven’t done so already! Fill out the form and email it to nbrown@mml.org. Interest forms should be submitted by Thursday, January 12. MORE>

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

FINAL CALL to Participate in 2011/2012 Pay and Benefits Survey

Federal Update

U.S. Congress Likely to Address Transportation Issues in Early 2012 - With Congress due to come back into session, transportation issues will need to be addressed in short order. The extensions approved by Congress in the latter part of 2011 for the Federal Aviation Administration and highway funding expire on Jan 31 and February 29 respectively. Lobbyists for airports are already asking that a longer term two-year funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration be the first piece of legislation in line for takeoff when Congress gets back to work.  MORE>

Congress Finishes 2012 Budget With Cuts to Local Programs

Deficit Reduction - Members Urged to Pass Resolution

21st Century Communities

Discovering Civic Software Through New App Marketplace - Technology is driving change at a fast and furious pace, altering our lives in ways that we could never have imagined only a short time ago. Now, in an economy of shrinking budgets and staff, emerging technologies are allowing the public sector to completely rethink how they function, deliver services, and engage their citizens. Enter the Civic Commons Marketplace, a recently launched app "store" that was highlighted in a Fast Company article. MORE>

“That Michigan Radio Show” Discusses Economics of Place Book with League CEO Dan Gilmartin

“Our Town” Arts Grants Available

Sign Regulation Workshops

Economics of Place Book Released, Available from League at Amazon


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