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February 21, 2012
   
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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 Prosperity Agenda: Making Our State More Sustainable
mml.org and News/Talk 760 WJR
Feb 18, 2012

What's New

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Promotes 'Partnership' with Detroit, Other Municipalities in DEC Address

More Sexiness in the City: You Know You Want It

Free Smartphone Apps for Capital Conference & More, Now Available

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

Related Links

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps

Resources

Michigan Municipal League Sets Training to Help with Questions on Qualifying for Next One-Third of EVIP Funding

The deadline to qualify for the next one-third of Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) funding is May 1, and the League is here to help. The Michigan Municipal League is having a free webinar 10-11 am March 8 to help League member communities qualify for the next one-third of the EVIP funding. MORE>

State Affairs Update

House Committee Holds Hearing on Posting Bills - Last week, the House Oversight, Reform and Ethics Committee heard testimony on HB 5196, a bill that would require public entities to post wages and benefits for employees who receive more than $100,000 total compensation. It also heard testimony on HB 5274, a bill that would require all contracts for all public entities greater than $25,000 to be posted. MORE>

Michigan Historical Foreclosure Data Website Goes Live

Transportation Asset Management Conference Scheduled for April

MDOT Call for 2015 Projects for Local Bridge Program

Amtrak Celebrates Beginning of New 110 MPH Rail Service

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

Transportation Bills Stall in Both Houses of Congress - Both the House and Senate proposals to enact a new transportation authorization bill have stalled in their respective chambers. And as different as the bills are, so are the reasons for their current state. In the House, proponents of the bill contend that the delay is over the time needed to analyze the more than 300 amendments that have been submitted. MORE>

National Broadband Public Safety Network Included as Part of Payroll Tax Cut Deal

Truck Weight Increase Battle Won…Others Remain

TIGER 2012 Grant Funding Available

Firefighter Hiring and Retention Grants Available Through FEMA


Deficit Reduction - Members Urged to Pass Resolution



21st Century Communities

An Exciting New Initiative for Michigan: Community Arts Certification Conference - The importance of integrating arts and culture in every aspect of community life, cannot be overstated. It is also one of the 8 assets of the League’s Center for 21st Century Communities.  Arts and cultural programming is a key economic development strategy that can define a community, foster an entrepreneurial environment and make it a distinctive, special place. MORE>

Innovative Community Solutions Sought for American Government Awards, League Community Excellence Awards

US EPA Launches New Guides to Local Renewable Energy Projects

Are You Ready for the Community Excellence Award's First Round?

Discovering Civic Software Through New App Marketplace

“Our Town” Arts Grants Available

Economics of Place Book Released, Available from League at Amazon

   

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