Five tactics are currently being carried out in Jackson, Michigan: infrastructure, entertainment, market-rate housing, basic necessities, and retail. Planning For, Not By, Autonomous Vehicles The Center for Automotive Research recently presented their draft findings on what connected and autonomous vehicles mean for our communities.
The League collaborated with UM on a survey that showed local governments are using placemaking more. Newly Elected Officials Training Newly elected officials have a lot to learn to perform well in their new roles as public leaders and the League is here to help.
Read more OPEB Reform Proposal on Lame Duck Agenda House Bills 6074-6086 went before the House Local Government committee this morning (Dec. League staff were given an opportunity to testify on the bills and supported the concept of what the bills aim to do. We'll once again be offering trainings to educate officials on their new positions.
More FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked A federal judge halted the implementation of a federal administrative rule to extend mandatory overtime for employees making less than $47,500 per year. Hastings Launches Campaign for Hammond Hill Multi-Use Trail Hammond Hill Multi-Use Trail will open up 76 acres of one of Hastings' most beautiful parks for cycling, hiking, snowshoeing, and more.
He also issued a nationwide injunction to stop the scheduled change from taking effect on Dec. With help from MEDC-MSHDA Kzoo Place Plan: Asian Restaurant Wins Competition for Lease A Vietnamese restaurant will open in Kalamazoo after local developers won the "Fare Games" competition designed to help revitalize the Edison Neighborhood area.
Governor Snyder's administration, while preferring to deal with this issue next year as part of a comprehensive conversation, regcognizes that this is a major issue and is likely to support it. To find a session near you, check the League calendar.
View a Detroit Free Press article about the hearing here. How to Brew a Midwest Downtown Renaissance Smaller urban areas suffer from vacant storefronts, lack of dining and entertainment, and market-rate housing.
More Vassar Vision Public Space Concept Plan Moves Forward Vassar City Manager Brian Chapman wanted to transform his city.
The League has been working with the city on the Vassar Vision 2016 Place POP Concept Plan report, which includes details on implementation, recommendations, and community impact.. Michigan Voters Support Local Government Ballot Questions More than 300 ballot questions faced Michigan voters and about 86% were approved, according to MIRS News. 21 The Local Community Stabilization Authority authorized disbursement of 4 million dictated by the new personal property tax reform system.
With help from MEDC-MSHDA 21st Century Infrastructure Commission Report Released The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission released a report on improving Michigan's infrastructure and strengthening our economy.
The report suggests we promote asset management, coordinated planning, sustainable funding, emerging technologies.
More than 0,000 was invested in the neighborhood's renovation by the city, the League, and others. House Shelves Plans for OPEB Reform During Lame Duck The House Local Government committee deferred action on comprehensive retiree health care reform (OPEB) until next term.