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Berkley: Robina Plaza Project Moves Forward

August 26th 2016

Berkley: Robina Plaza Project Moves Forward (City of Berkley, Aug. 26, 2016) The much talked about Robina Plaza Project will begin with the temporary closure of the north and south corners of Robina Avenue and Twelve Mile Road. The objective of the project is to examine the feasibility of using Robina as a permanent community-gathering […]

Downtown Ferndale Gets Artsy with Bus Stops

August 15th 2016

Downtown Ferndale Gets Artsy with Bus Stops (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Downtown Ferndale volunteers came out Sunday to start what they hope will be an ever-evolving project of beautifying local bus stops. The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has teamed up with Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMARTT) for […]

Detroit Improv Festival August 10-14, 2016

August 7th 2016

Detroit Improv Festival August 10-14   (event page) Metro Detroit will be the center of the comedy universe as top names in sketch and improvisational comedy arrive for the sixth annual Detroit Improv Festival August 10-14. Headlined by Paul F. Tompkins, The 313, Mama’s Boy, and more, this year’s festival will take place over five […]

Oak Park Blossoms with Sunflowers

August 4th 2016

Oak Park Blossoms with Sunflowers (Cheryl Weiss, Crystal Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2016) Oak Park, MI – Oak Park is blooming this summer!  If you walk, ride, or drive through almost any area of the city, you are greeted with spectacular sunflowers in what has become a beautiful community project built on hope and happiness. It […]

Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Local Cost Sharing with MDOT

July 9th 2016

Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Local Cost Sharing with MDOT (John LaMacchia, Assistant Director of State Affairs, Michigan Municipal League, July 9, 2016) Lansing, MI  – On Friday morning the Governor vetoed SB 557. This bill would have eliminated the local cost sharing provision for cities over 25,000 on MDOT projects. The League and the bills […]

Ferndale Council Votes to “Ban the Box,” Removing Criminal History Question from Applications

June 27th 2016

Ferndale Council Votes to “Ban the Box,” Removing Criminal History Question from Applications Ferndale, MI  – On most employment applications there is a box that many people check in dread, knowing that by being honest about their past, they are likely to be passed up for consideration.  “Have you ever been convicted of a felony […]

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government

May 1st 2016

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government (Samantha Audia, Michigan Municipal League, May 1, 2016) While attending the League’s Capital Conference last month, I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with local officials from Hazel Park, all of whom took a moment to update me on the new and exciting things happening this year […]

Birmingham Mayor Pro Tem & oc115 Founder talk about CNU24 on WJR

April 26th 2016

Birmingham Mayor Pro Tem & oc115 Founder talk about CNU24 on WJR (Compiled, April 26, 2016) Detroit, MI – The Congress for New Urbanism is meeting in Detroit June 8-12 to learn about different aspects of development and community building, with Detroit as a source of inspiration for urban planners from around the globe. One […]

Hazel Park Residents Come Together for John R. Design Charrette

April 16th 2016

Hazel Park Residents Come Together for John R. Design Charrette (Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League, April 16, 2016) Hazel Park, MI – Hazel Park residents, city leaders and business owners got good news from an urban planner during a special design charrette kick-off meeting Tuesday. The news – Hazel Park has a tremendous market potential […]

Berkley Selects Matthew Baumgarten as Finalist for City Manager

February 23rd 2016

Berkley Selects Matthew Baumgarten as Finalist for City Manager (City of Berkley Press Release, Feb. 23, 2016)   Berkley, MI – The Berkley City Council reached a consensus to make a conditional employment offer to Matthew Baumgarten, City Administrator of Lathrup Village, to fill Berkley’s vacant city manager position.The search committee composed of Mayor Pro-Tem Steve […]