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August 10, 2010
Robert Bobb to Speak at Michigan Municipal League Convention Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn
Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager for the Detroit school district, will speak during the Michigan Municipal League’s Annual Convention Sept. 21-24. Bobb has been the emergency financial manager for the 87,000-student Detroit Public Schools since March 2, 2009. A one-year appointment by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was extended through March 1, 2011. MORE>
State Affairs Update
Complete Streets Law Summarized – Following up on the governor's recent signing of the new Complete Streets law (PA 134 & 135), a number of communities have requested information on what the new law means to them. The League has received a document that attempts to summarize this new legislation by providing a little background on the issue and explaining the key provisions of the new law. MORE>
Passes 2011 Funding for Transportation and Housing – The U.S. House has passed legislation, H.R.
5850, appropriating funding for federal transportation
and housing programs for fiscal year 2011. This of course
is only the first step in funding for these programs, and
given continuing concerns over the federal budget deficit,
it is expected that there will be attempts to cut funding
as the appropriations move forward. MORE>
21st Century Communities
MEDC Announces a New Rural Arts Grant Program – Recognizing that an arts-based economy can improve the quality of life, generate revenue, attract visitors, and encourage investment, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has announced a grant funding opportunity, targeting communities with a population of 15,000 or less to highlight rural art projects. MORE>
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