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Short-Term Rentals: Municipal leaders urge lawmaker to support new legislation that balances rights of neighborhood residents with short-term rental owners

Local municipal leaders held a virtual news conference Monday, June 15 advocating for new legislation that balances the rights of short-term rental property owners with those of long-term neighborhood residents. State lawmakers have advanced legislation, Senate Bill 446 and House Bill 4722, that would overturn local regulations and give blanket approval for homeowners to convert their homes to short-term vacation rentals. Click here for more informaton. View the short term resource page here.

$20,000 DTE Energy Foundation Commitment Expands Bridge Builders Microgrant Program

There is still time left to apply for Bridge Builders Main Street Grants being offered by the Michigan Municipal League Foundation with the support from the DTE Energy Foundation. The deadline for these $5,000 Main Street Grants is June 21. Click here for more information.


League Supports Clean Water Plan;
Historic $500 Million Investment

Michigan Municipal League President Bill Wild, Mayor of Westland, is quoted in this press release in support of abipartisan package of bills that will make a historic $500 million investment to rebuild Michigan’s water infrastructure. Mayor Wild explains this investment will pay dividends for our communities for years to come. Read more.

Coalition Urges Senate Committee to Vote ‘No’ on New Sand and Gravel Mining Bills

An eight-member coalition of statewide organizations, including the League, urges opposition to the newly introduced Senate Bills 429-431. These bills would allow sand and gravel pits to operate essentially whenever and wherever they would like. The unnecessary bills would eliminate local zoning authority and oversight capability—regardless of where the operation is located or its impact to nearby residents, schools, businesses, hospitals or others. Click here for more.

Consumers Energy & MML Foundation
Assist Grand Rapids Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Consumers Energy is partnering with the MML Foundation to create a unique gift card program to let customers double their spending and help 40 minority-owned businesses in the Grand Rapids area. The initiative is part of Consumers Energy’s Our Town program to assist small local businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

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The Review - Official League Magazine

May/June 2021

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