Published on August 6, 2021
Referring to the continuum of public involvement before the next big community decision will help your local government design the most effective method for engaging the public.
Career advancement paths for migrant and seasonal farmworkers through new grant to MSU, nonprofit partners, and State of Michigan
Published on August 5, 2021
Creating ways for farmworkers to gain career-ready skills through hands-on training and professional experiences.
Published on August 4, 2021
Recent changes to Michigan statutes related to planning and zoning clarify the requirement for communities with an adopted zoning ordinance to also have an adopted “zoning plan.”
Published on July 26, 2021
The annual 2020-2021 summary of Michigan planning and zoning court cases is now available to the public.
Published on July 23, 2021
There is a minimum content for bylaws, but normally there is much more, including specifying which parliamentary authority is used.
Published on June 28, 2021
Virtual training series provides citizen planners with the tools and resources to effectively work alongside professional planners on behalf of their communities.
Published on June 17, 2021
For local governments that chose to adopt zoning, this is a moot question, as zoning must be based on a plan. Still, the minimum contents of a master plan are not well defined in law and communities have great latitude in developing a master plan.
Published on June 3, 2021
U.S. Travel Association publishes details of the startling decline in U.S. travel and tourism.
Published on June 2, 2021
The county apportionment process takes place every 10 years following the census, to draw county commission districts.
Published on April 7, 2021
Are people of all gender identities represented in your planning commission bylaws, policies, and other documents? Many organizations have taken steps to update policies and replace gendered language with gender neutral options.