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Power Outage at League Ann Arbor Office

The League's Ann Arbor office is currently without power from the storms that raced through the area Friday evening. As a result, we have access to email, but our phone lines and voicemail are down. In addition, we are unable to process registrations for any events at this time. No estimate has been provided to us as to when power will be restored, but we will be providing updates on our social media pages going forward.

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Many Ways to Enjoy the Lighter Side of League Convention

Convention will be filled with many enlightening speakers and sessions. We also want you to enjoy the camaraderie of your colleagues and experience the flavor of the new Detroit, so we've planned some great activities. Swing over to Comerica Park to watch a Detroit Tigers game. Catch up with your peers at the Welcome Reception at DTE Energy's new Beacon Park. Try out Fowling (football and bowling) at the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck. Enjoy a casual evening of games and networking at the MML Foundation Reception at the Detroit City Football Club's Fieldhouse. Or join other attendees for a run or walk along an enjoyable downtown route. Come join us at Convention in Detroit, Sept. 25-27! Get the details and register today.

Local Officials and Experts Reveal Solutions to National Housing Crisis

The National League of Cities has released a comprehensive affordable housing report entitled "Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing." League CEO Dan Gilmartin was part of the task force that helped create this report, which focuses on the challenges and solutions communities large and small are using to address the nation's growing affordable housing crisis. Read the report.

Marijuana Rules, National League Trends on Monday Morning Live

On the next Monday Morning Live, our legislative team will dive into the new emergency marijuana rules. They'll also cover national trends facing state leagues, and the latest conversations on the short-term rental issue. Tune in on Facebook, 10:30 am, July 22.

Tony Minghine Talks Municipal Finance on The Craig Fahle Show

The League's Tony Minghine recently appeared on The Craig Fahle Show on Deadline Detroit to discuss municipal finance, our SaveMICity initiative, and our advocacy for major changes in how Michigan funds cities, villages, and townships. Listen to this great SaveMICity podcast!

Joyce Parker Selected as New Deputy State Treasurer

Long-time League member and supporter Joyce Parker has been selected as the Michigan Dept. of Treasury's new deputy state treasurer over state and local government finance programs, the state announced. Dan Gilmartin, League CEO and Executive Director, is quoted in the state's press release about Parker. Check it out.

Adult Use/Recreational Marihuana Rules Released

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) issued emergency rules for adult use/recreational marihuana on July 3. It's crucial that municipal officials decide soon whether to opt out or remain opted in to recreational marihuana business in their municipalities. MRA will start accepting applications on Nov. 1. For sample ordinances and other resurces, visit our marijuana resource page.

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