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Register for 2015 Convention in downtown Traverse City

The Michigan Municipal League 2015 Convention takes place in downtown Traverse City, amidst an array of shops, galleries, restaurants and the beautifully restored State Theatre, home to the world-renowned Traverse City Film Festival. In this energetic environment, local leaders will learn strategic lessons on topics of vital importance to municipalities large and small. Details!

Senate Passes Road Funding Plan; $700 million from General Fund

On July 1st, the Michigan Senate approved a road funding plan that could ultimately raise $1.5 billion for roads, with two of the main pieces of legislation in the plan coming to a tie on the chamber floor. The plan generates roughly $822 million by increasing the gas tax 15 cents and $700 million from unspecified General Fund budget cuts. The bottom line is that this plan does not provide a long-term sustainable solution to address Michigan’s deteriorating infrastructure. 
Read more from the League’s John LaMacchia.

Charlotte Launches Campaign to Save Community Tennis Courts

Charlotte's much-loved community tennis courts, built in 1940, have fallen into serious disrepair. With help from MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places crowdfunding initiative, they plan to replace the entire existing court surface and do other needed repairs. More

Transform Lansing: Great Communities Attract Talent

The Lansing region is in a global competition to rise to the top in the 21st century economy. The region already has much to offer, including MSU, cultural options, affordable housing, great schools, the amazing Lansing River Trail and miles of trails and parks. More.

New Study Shows Walkable Urban Places are Emerging in Michigan

The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Michigan Metros report finds that after decades of disinvestment, a new trend is emerging in Michigan metropolitan areas. Grand Rapids and Detroit-Ann Arbor are leading the way in a shift back toward "WalkUPs," walkable urban places. Read more

Substantial Changes Coming to FOIA Effective July 1, 2015

Our FOIA Resource Packet includes a One Pager Plus Fact Sheet, article from The Review magazine, Summary of the Act, sample procedures/guidelines, two sample fee itemization forms, and the Act with the new amendments. We also offer an on demand webinar. More.

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