Lansing, Are You Listening to Michigan Cities?
For the first time since 2010, a growing number of local governments are worried about money - and the future. After the 2008 economic crash, local governments lost tax revenue due to the state continuing to cut the amount of tax dollars it sends back to cities and the wave of property foreclosures. Since 2010, things have been looking up, but this year that changed. According to a UM study, just 31% of local leaders said they're better able to meet their community's fiscal needs, down from 38% in 2015. It's another reminder that our elected officials in Lansing should amend the way our state funds cities. Read more.
Convention Sessions Cover Self-Driving Cars, Millennials, & More
Want to learn how to prepare for the self-driving car movement or blend the skills of millennials with your more seasoned staff? Or maybe you'd like to know more about reforming Michigan's municipal finance system, technology, or community partnerships. It's all at Convention! Advance registration ends Sept. 1, so get the details and register today!