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January 17, 2012
   
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Region Meet Up
January 20, 2012
Jackson

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

Local Government Ethics Webinar
February 15, 2012
Webinar

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

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

Creative Consolidation: Success in Shared Services

March 20, 2012
Lansing


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

Capital Conference
March 20-21, 2012
Lansing


The Buzz

Michigan Revenue Projection: We've Got $633 Million Extra
Detroit Free Press
January 14, 2012

What's New

Dashboards Delivered by Local Governments

Vassar's CEA Regional Win Inspires Similar Winter Event in Buchanan

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

Resources

Michigan Public Service Commission to Investigate Smart Meters

Last week the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued a press release announcing it would be launching an investigation into the installation of smart meters by Michigan's regulated utilities. Several Michigan communities have passed resolutions urging the MPSC to look into the deployment of smart meters. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Michigan Governor Snyder Creates Information, Communications and Technology Innovation Fund for State and Locals - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder created the Information, Communications and Technology Innovation Fund when he issued Executive Directive 2012-1 this week. The fund will allocate $2.5 million to assist state and local governments with technology projects that otherwise would go unfunded. The directive establishes management responsibilities as well as an investment board within the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB). The money will be allocated like a venture capital fund, where the funds would be repaid. MORE>

Let’s Meet in Jackson! Michigan Municipal League Hosts ‘Regional Meet-Up’ Event Jan. 20

Transportation Asset Management Council Conference on April 25

Capital Conference Registration Now Open

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

Federal Budget Expected to Be Lean - As President Obama readies release of his 2013 fiscal year budget, word around the White House is that it will be very lean. Meetings with various interest groups allied with the President have led to reports that, given spending cap agreements, there will be many unhappy people when the budget is released next month. MORE>

Street Sign Retro-Reflectivity Update

U.S. Congress Likely to Address Transportation Issues in Early 2012

Congress Finishes 2012 Budget With Cuts to Local Programs

Deficit Reduction - Members Urged to Pass Resolution



21st Century Communities

Immigrants Add Economic Value to Michigan - A new report by the Immigration Policy Center shows Michigan's immigrant population growing, excelling educationally and contributing to the state's economy. Using the latest census data, the report shows that in 2010, immigrants made up 6 percent of the state's population or 587,747 persons. This compares to 1990 when the figure was 3.8%. MORE>


Retrofitting the Suburbs

Discovering Civic Software Through New App Marketplace

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

“Our Town” Arts Grants Available

Economics of Place Book Released, Available from League at Amazon

   

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