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July 24, 2012
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MAM Summer Workshop
Aug 8-10, 2012
Traverse City

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Oct 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

The Buzz

Place and Creativity

What's New

Meet the D:Hive, Bringing Together and Growing Talent in Detroit

"The State Debate" Live Internet Chat to Focus on Local Issues

Livonia, Grand Rapids Enter Virtual City Agreement

July/August 2012 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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21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

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League Testifies on Pension Flexibility Bills

Last Wednesday and Thursday (July 18 and 19, 2012), local leaders from Northville, East Grand Rapids and Rochester testified with the League supporting bills which deal with providing locals pension flexibility. The bills, HBs 5725 and 5726, were up before the House Appropriations committee. HB 5726 would allow bonding when communities switch from defined benefit to defined contribution, so communities could help smooth transition costs. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Government Immunity Legislation Passes Senate Committee - Last week, the Senate Energy and Technology Committee passed Senate Bills 1083 and 1084, bills that would create an exception to governmental immunity under the MISS-DIG Act. The committee-passed substitute for Senate Bill 1083 rewrites the MISS-DIG Act and creates a structure to incent municipalities to comply with the Act. MORE>

Municipal Loan Package Passes Senate

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Indemnification Legislation

Detroit Wins Major Cable Lawsuit, League's Legal Defense Fund Involved

November Ballot Could Be Crowded

Registration Open for 2012 Convention, Mackinac Island Oct 3-5

Registration Now Open for MAM Summer Workshop in Traverse City

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

USDOT and HUD Officials to Speak In Dearborn - The MML, in collaboration with the Michigan Suburbs Alliance, SEMCOG, Transportation for Michigan, and our national partner, Transportation for America is sponsoring a workshop on Wednesday, August 15th on regional transit issues and financing projects. The workshop will be held from 9 am -3 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. MORE>

MAP-21 Resources Available

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon

21st Century Communities

Present Your Green Success Story at November Conference - The third annual Michigan Green Communities conference is scheduled for November 2, 2012, at the Michigan Municipal League's Capital Office in Lansing. Staff and elected/appointed officials from local government, colleges and universities, or other organizations partnering with local government are invited to submit a proposal to present at the conference. MORE>

Tolerance and Prosperity

Communication Breakdown

Navigating the Social Media World

Great Lakes Fishery Trust Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

National Park Service Offers Free Technical Assistance

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource


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