Editorial: State not EMs Should Help Cities Stay out of Financial Trouble
With a growing number of cities under emergency management or under EM review, read a Detroit Free Press editorial on why the State of Michigan needs to address what is fundamentally wrong with the way Michigan finances and supports its local governments, which is a key element of the League's Partnership for Place policy agenda. Read more.
Hear Niles community development experts talk about their 15-year effort to transform their downtown. It illustrates the tangible benefits of undertaking projects, both large and small, to improve a city's quality of place.
Loss of property values, increase in traffic noise, displacement of residents, and a negative impact on the tax base and funding were among reasons cited in Royal Oak's opposition to SEMCOG's proposal to expand I-75 from M-59 to Eight Mile Road. The League and MDOT are among those who agree with the city's concerns.