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saveMIcity Goes to West Michigan; Up Next Saline & Macomb County

The League's saveMIcity initiative recently did two presentations in West Michigan about the state's broken system for funding municipalities. On Sept. 19, the League's Anthony Minghine spoke to dozens of people for a presentation with West Michigan city managers and community administrators, followed by an evening community event in Paw Paw. "We have disinvested in our communities and that has got to stop," said Minghine. "The true way to fix this broken system is to raise the value of a community." More presentations are planned in Macomb and Washtenaw counties. Read more.

Hudsonville Emerges Victorius at Convention in the Race for the Cup!

Four amazing Community Excellence Awards finalists - Cadillac, Hudsonville, Milan and Wayne - vied for the votes of their peers at Convention. Hudsonville came out on top! Their Terra Square project transformed a 1950s Chevrolet dealership into the city's freshest, multi-purpose community venue. Read more about Hudsonville's Terra Square project and Convention highlights.

The League and Cadillac Celebrate a Decade of Placemaking

The League will celebrate successes in community placemaking - and look at what still needs to be done for our cities - with a new report and comments from those leading the way. The press conference will be in Cadillac at 11 a.m. Sept. 28, and on Facebook Live. Read more.

Internet Sales Tax Challenge Could Face Supreme Court

In a recent National League of Cities blog, MML Convention speaker Lisa Soronen says that South Dakota is expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that its law requiring out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax is constitutional. Read more..

Several Michigan Communities Take a Stand Against Racism and Hate

Racism and hate, in any form, are detrimental to the development of welcoming, thriving communities. In response to national and local incidents, several Michigan municipalities recently passed resolutions opposing and condemning racism and hate. Read more.

Local Leaders Highlight Priorities in Annual State of the City Addresses

Many local leaders give a "State of the City/Village" address to highlight priorities, challenges and accomplishments. A new League report, Michigan: State of the Cities 2017, summarizes key themes and priorities presented in these speeches. Read more.

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