LANSING, Michigan – Several Michigan cities have recently approved resolutions calling for increased support for Michigan’s transportation system. The Michigan Municipal League last month called for our members to consider passing such resolutions and then sending them to state Legislators.
So far resolutions have been drafted and approved in the cities of Hastings, Farmington Hills, Bay City, East Lansing and Norton Shores. You can view them all here on this page and here is a resolution template that communities can work from if they so choose. The League hopes more communities to pass similar resolutions and send them to state lawmakers. This is a great way to let the state Legislature and Governor Snyder know that this is an issue our communities care about and an issue in which more action is needed. Some of the communities passed resolutions more catered to the concerns of their immediate region, such as Farmington Hills did by calling for support of a regional transit system. Others stuck to a more general message. The League encourages our members to approve transportation-themed resolutions in whatever ways best meets the needs and goals of their individual community.
The League is an active member of the Just Fix the Roads coalition that is seeking increased funding for the state’s aging transportation system. View a video by the League about the Just Fix the Roads effort and read a previous blog post about letters to the editor written by League members on the issue.
Matt Bach is director of media relations for the Michigan Municipal League and can be reached at (734) 669-6317 and [email protected].