The Court ruled it is proper to analyze a property as a single unit in assessing the effect of a government regulation.
Local policy, budgeting, infrastructure and partnership decisions affect immediate and future community health and individual wellness.
The Michigan Planning Enabling Act requires Planning Commissions to prepare an annual report to their legislative body that is often overlooked or ignored, but is an important part of a properly functioning local government.
Regional planning partnership organization's work enhances many different Extension programs.
With rules forthcoming from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michigan State University Extension is offering training for local government on next steps in local regulation of medical marijuana facilities.
Regional cooperation dates back to colonial planning and explains why planning should not occur in a vacuum.