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September 4, 2012
Save the Date

2012 Annual Convention
Oct 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Learning to Lobby: Local Officials' Role in Lansing
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Working with the Media
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Public Office: How to Get it Right Before You Get it Wrong
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Where's the Money? How to Tap into Private Sector Funding for Municipal Projects

Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island

The Buzz

What Makes the Boomers the Boomers?

What's New

Stirring the Pot for Detroit Development

The Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces

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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Economics of Place Blog

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RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

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What Does it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

Is your community on the rebound? What does it take to build resilient communities? Find out from Chuck Marohn at the Michigan Municipal League’s 2012 Convention on Mackinac Island October 3-5. Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns and an author of Curbside Chat: a candid talk about the future of America’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods, will challenge our collective beliefs on growth and development. MORE>

State Affairs Update

Supreme Court to Decide Soon On Ballot Proposals - The question of whether or not a number of ballot proposals will be on the November ballot is now in the hands of the Michigan Supreme Court. The court has held its hearing during which opponents and proponents of four proposals made their case.  A decision is expected to be rendered by September 7th. At issue are the proposals to guarantee collective bargaining in the constitution, more casino's, a public vote on any international bridge and a 2/3 vote of the legislature for any tax increase. MORE>

ORR - UP and Northern Michigan Roadshows - September 5th and 7th

Replace Don't Erase Coalition Launches Campaign on Personal Property Tax Issue

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

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community

Federal Update

Tell Your Story: The FCC wants to Hear About PEG in Your Community - The FCC has released a Notice of Inquiry that “solicits data, information, and comment on the state of competition in the delivery of video programming for the Commission’s Fifteenth Report.” The goal of the inquiry is “to enhance [the Commission’s] analysis of competitive conditions, better understand the implications for the American consumer, and provide a solid foundation for Commission policy making with respect to the delivery of video programming to consumers.” As such, the Commission is encouraging “thorough and substantive submissions from industry participants, as well as state and local regulators with knowledge of the issues raised.” MORE>

MAP-21 Resources Available

Congress to Begin Summer Break

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon

21st Century Communities

Updated Green Communities Challenge Now Open - Michigan local governments have a new tool to earn recognition for and measure their progress in implementing energy, economic development and environmental improvements. The updated Michigan Green Communities Challenge uses a rating system to recognize sustainability accomplishments and serves as a guide for communities looking to learn from their peers. Participation is free and open to all local governments in Michigan. MORE>

Guide to "Adapting to Urban Heat" Available for Local Officials

On Allocating Scarce Resources, Running Government Like A Business and Having Your Cake and Eating it Too

Innovate Michigan! Summit to be held September 6

The Big Disconnect

Can You Afford to Cut Training From Your Budget?

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Launched

Trending Topic

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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