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MAM Summer Workshop
Aug 8-10, 2012
Traverse City

2012 Annual Convention
Oct 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

The Buzz

Placemaking Basics: 25 Ways to Enliven Your Neighborhood
Shareable.net
7/25/12


What's New

Investing In Transportation Will Create a Prosperous Michigan

Book Review Praises "The Economics of Place"

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

Related Links

Economics of Place Blog

Economics of Place Book

RFP Sharing Service

21c3 Website

League’s PA 312 Webpage

MI Legislature

MI Senate

MI House of Reps

Resources

Defend Michigan Democracy Coalition Formed

The Michigan Municipal League, along with a number of other statewide organizations, has formed a coalition to defend the constitutional principle of majority rule that would be eliminated by a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow just one-third of the members of one chamber of Michigan’s Legislature to obstruct any state tax reform or re-approval to broaden the base of a tax. MORE>

State Affairs Update

State Transportation Commission Approves Strengthening of Local Language - On July 26th, the State Transportation Commission (STC) approved language that strengthens the Complete Streets Policy. A couple of weeks ago, the League submitted suggestions on strengthening the draft policy put forward by the STC. The biggest change from the draft policy is that MDOT is now required to work with local road agencies. MORE>

Training for First Responders Involving Alternative Fuel Vehicles


November Ballot Could Be Crowded

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

Registration Now Open for MAM Summer Workshop in Traverse City

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

Congressman Dingell, USDOT, HUD and Snyder Administration Officials to Speak in Dearborn - The MML, in collaboration with the Michigan Suburbs Alliance, SEMCOG, Transportation for Michigan, and our national partner, Transportation for America is sponsoring a workshop on Wednesday, August 15th on regional transit issues and financing projects. The workshop will be held from 9 am -3 pm at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. MORE>

Congress to Begin Summer Break

MAP-21 Webinar and Resources

USDOT Announces Funding for Michigan Transit Projects

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon



21st Century Communities

Present Your Green Success Story at November Conference - The third annual Michigan Green Communities conference is scheduled for November 2, 2012, at the Michigan Municipal League's Capital Office in Lansing. Staff and elected/appointed officials from local government, colleges and universities, or other organizations partnering with local government are invited to submit a proposal to present at the conference. MORE>

Municipal Budgets and Placemaking: Peanut Butter and Jelly, or Oil and Water?

The Forecast is Cloud-y for Communities

Tolerance and Prosperity

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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