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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

State Investment in Arts and Culture Pays Off for Economy
Crain’s
January 18, 2012

What's New

Communities Call for State to Use Some of $$ Surplus to Restore Cuts

Township Bank Accounts Draw Concern, Defense

Jan/Feb 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

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RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps

Resources

Michigan Municipal League CEO Dan Gilmartin Talks with Paul W. Smith on WJR

Michigan Municipal League CEO Dan Gilmartin was on News/Talk 760 WJR last week (Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012) with Paul W. Smith discussing Michigan cities, Governor Rick Snyder and an array of other issues. Dan started out the interview discussing the emergency management issue in Detroit and other Michigan cities. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Governor Snyder Gives Second State of the State Speech - During Governor Snyder’s second State of the State speech last week he discussed a few issues of importance to local communities. Among the topics were Personal Property Tax elimination, public safety and transportation. Governor Snyder mentioned the need to eliminate the PPT, but also mentioned the great importance of local communities and the services they provide.  MORE>

EVIP Grants Awarded

Transportation Asset Management Council Conference on April 25

Capital Conference Registration Now Open

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

National Broadband Map Webinar - The National League of Cities, in cooperation with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is holding a webinar this Wednesday, January 25th at 2:00 pm for local governments to better understand how to use the new National Broadband Map tool. The NBM tool was put in place for communities to determine the level of broadband access in their communities. MORE>

Federal Budget Expected to Be Lean

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

Lenawee County Services Subject of Citizens Research Council Study - A recently released report from the Citizens Research Council takes a look at opportunities for collaboration among local governments in Lenawee County. The report, "Streamlining Local Government Service Delivery in Lenawee County" was commissioned by "One Lenawee", a citizen led initiative. MORE>

Rethinking Preservation Contest, Apply Soon!

Immigrants Add Economic Value to Michigan

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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