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March 2, 2010

Reconnecting America President to Keynote Capital Conference

John Robert Smith, former mayor of Meridian, Mississippi and now President and CEO of Reconnecting America will be the keynote speaker at the League Capital Conference in April. Mayor Smith is co-chairman of the National Forum on the Future of Passenger Rail, is a member of Amtrak’s board, and a member of the transportation committees of the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. MORE>

State Affairs Update

League Testifies on Transportation Budget Before House Committee – Last week League staff testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation on the importance that all of the various aspects of the transportation system have on the economic vitality of Michigan's communities. This is the legislative group tasked with beginning to shape the State's transportation budget for the coming fiscal year. MORE>

Officials from More than 150 Communities to Drive MML’s Legislative Efforts

Special Session on Reforming Public Act 312 at Capital Conference, April 13-14

Michigan State Police Looking to Match Federal 9-1-1 Grant

Complete Streets Grant Money Available

Energy Assistance for Residents



Federal Update

Federal Transportation Funding Suspended – Just when you thought you'd seen it all from our legislative friends in Washington, Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky thought now would be a good time to prove a point and hold up funding for various programs, including transportation. The good Senator ran a one-man filibuster late last week, placing a hold on two different bills that would have extended various authorizations. MORE>

Census Tools for Local Officials

Broadband Funding Applications Now Available

Rights-of-way Threat at Federal Communications Commission

Census 2010 Information

Michigan Recovery Act Funding Tracking Map Created

League Federal Webpage


21st Century Communities

Attend a Form-Based Codes Workshop Near You; 7 Locations in April! – Learn more about form-based codes at a workshop near you in April! The workshops are based on a recently published guidebook by MiCNU. A form-based code is an alternative to conventional zoning code and is based on the type of development a community envisions and desires with a focus on the physical form of a building and how it relates to the street and adjacent buildings. MORE>

League’s Green Communities Secure Federal Funding

Urban Land Institute Metro Marketplace Forum

Grants Available to Communities to Develop Local Climate Action Plans

State Historic Preservation Grants

League Offers New Service to Reduce Telecom Costs

Wanted: 1,000 Entrepreneurs

Urban Revitalization Grants Available

Google Proposes Fiber for Communities

Going Green Yields Green Savings

Save the Date

The Value of Parks and Recreation to the Local Economy
March 10, Lansing

Confined Space Training
March 19, Lansing

What to Know About Traffic Safety - NMPSA Training Program
March 25, Marquette

Membership Training on Medical Marijuana Law
March 26, Lansing

Capital Conference

April 13-14, Lansing


Regional Seminars
May/June 201

The Buzz

Public Act 312 Reforms Should Consider Cities' Financial Condition
Detroit News, 3/01/2010

What's New

Newspapers Fight to Keep Legal Notice Revenue

Walkability Tour Could Yield Changes in Downtown View

January/February 2010 Michigan MunicipalReview

League’s New PA 312 Webpage

New Events Newsletter: The Loop, Your Source for Municipal Education

Grants & Projects

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

Related Links

21c3 Website

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps

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