Vote Yes Today on Proposal 1 for Our Roads, Communities, Schools
The fate of Proposal 1 goes into the hands of Michigan voters today - Tuesday, May 5 - and the Michigan Municipal League strongly encourages you to vote yes on this road-funding plan. League staff and members have participated in numerous community meetings, town hall events, public forums, debates, city council sessions, and the recent Vote Yes on Proposal 1 bus tour. Our message throughout the campaign has been the same: this proposal is in the best interest of communities throughout Michigan and will improve our ability to attract and retain talent. Read more.
Get Involved in Michigan's Commuter Challenge this Month!
Tired of fighting traffic? Want to save money and go green? Gov. Snyder has declared May 2015 Commuter Challenge Month. Now is your chance to try some transportation alternatives: carpooling and vanpooling, public transportation, walking and biking, and making use of flextime and telecommute options. Detroit and Ann Arbor are two cities getting involved in the Commuter Challenge. Read more.
Cadillac Takes Active Steps Toward Making Their PlacePlan a Reality
Big changes are in store for Cadillac City Park in the next few years as the city implements the Heritage Plaza PlacePlan. Later this year, improvements will be constructed at Rotary Pavilion, including amphitheater-style seating, pathway, sound booth, and dressing-storage rooms. Future plans call for "splash-pad" and more. More.
League Fund Announces Loss Control Achievement Awards
Thirty Michigan communities have earned statewide honors from the Michigan Municipal League Workers' Compensation Fund for their outstanding efforts in maintaining safe work environments. They're the best at providing safe places for their employees and citizens. More.
Detroit Neighborhood Launches Campaign for "Green" Bus Stop
Bus commuters and walkers have to deal with lots of weeds and no shade at the Gratiot & Conner intersection. With help from MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places crowdfunding initiative, plans call for creating an inviting greenspace, bus stop, and trail connection. More.
PlacePlans: What Have we Learned So Far?
We're learning as we go in the PlacePlans process, updating our practice as we figure out what's working well and what needs more attention in our communities. As a result, many of this year's PlacePlan projects look very different from the initial pilots. Read more
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