Matt Bach, Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 10. 2013
New Policy Plan Seeks to Restart Investments in Michigan Cities and Create Placemaking Partnerships Between State & Municipalities
Republicans, Democrats and Local Officials Will Propose “Partnership for Place”
WHO: Michigan Municipal League; mayors and other local government leaders; Republican and Democratic state legislators
WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
WHERE: Michigan Municipal League offices in downtown Lansing — 208 N. Capitol, first floor
Details: The Michigan Municipal League, local government officials from across the state, and a bipartisan group of state legislators will unveil a new set of public policy proposals that seek to restore the economic health of Michigan cities. The proposals focus on transportation, infrastructure, ways to attract and retain more educated workers, and new development tools that will help create the types of cities and places that are thriving in today’s world economy. The proposals call for looking at additional ways to dedicate revenue to support essential local services such as police and fire protection, drinking water systems, neighborhoods and more, that future legislatures would be unable to “raid” and divert to state budget spending.
Contact:. Matt Bach, Director of Media Relations, Michigan Municipal League: (810) 874-1073, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services.