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Accept Your American Rescue Plan Funds As Soon As Possible
Time is running out for Michigan communities to accept the American Rescue Plan funding . The Michigan Department of Treasury has informed the Michigan Municipal League that a small number cities and villages classified as Non-Entitlement Units (NEUs) have yet to submit their requests for this funding through the submission portal here. Our goal is that all League members apply for the funding .The deadline to apply was July 27, but Treasury officials tell us there is still time to apply, but that it's running out. Watch a step-by-step video. Read our blog with all the details, including step-by-step instructions.

Register for Convention 2021

Convention 2021 registration is open! We’re back in-person! We’re excited to be holding our annual Convention in Grand Rapids! Learn how to turn an opportunity into a strong community wealth building partnership; explore creative approaches to meeting the need for affordable housing; learn how to create trust and belonging in your community, and much more. Register here.

Finalists for MML Community Excellence Award Competition Announced

The final four projects in the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA) competition have been selected and now move on to the final round in September. Click here to view the CEA finalists. CEA finalists will present their projects at the Convention 2021 in Grand Rapids.

Municipal Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Support New Short-Term Rental Legislation

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 information. View the short term resource page here.

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.

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The Review - Official League Magazine

July/August/2021

To read our new 3D Issue "page flip" version of The Review click here. It's a fully interactive, realistic online reading experience!

 

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