News

  • Your farm and the Families First Act

    Published on April 16, 2020
    Do you know how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will affect your farm and your employees?

  • MI Local Governments Finances and COVID-19

    Published on April 16, 2020
    In order to assist our community members and partners, the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy has compiled brief overviews of COVID-19 response efforts as well as potential implications and impacts for local governments.

  • Charrettes go virtual: A state-of-the-art process helps a community stay-the-course during COVID-19

    Published on April 14, 2020
    COVID-19 impacts inspire a virtual master planning charrette process, to be highlighted by an upcoming webinar series.

  • Local Government Relief Funds

    Published on April 9, 2020
    In order to assist our community members and partners, the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy has compiled brief overviews of COVID-19 response efforts as well as potential implications and impacts for local governments.

  • Small Businesses Assistance

    Published on April 9, 2020
    What the CARES Act Means for Small Businesses

  • What the CARES Act Means for Unemployment

    Published on April 9, 2020
    In order to assist our community members and partners, the Center for Local Government Finance and Policy has compiled brief overviews of COVID-19 response efforts as well as potential implications and impacts for local governments.

  • Caution: Zoning moratorium ahead

    Published on April 8, 2020
    Michigan local governments should proceed carefully when considering temporarily suspending property owners’ rights to develop or build until adequate regulations can be developed and adopted.

  • A zoning moratorium should only be done with caution

    Published on April 8, 2020
    A local government might adopt a moratorium to prevent development until rules are established. This is not without legal risk. Do so with caution and make sure the municipal attorney is directly involved.

  • Land Division Act basics for landowners

    Published on March 24, 2020
    Current and prospective owners of land in Michigan will benefit from understanding some basics of the Land Division Act.

  • Planners must treat similar businesses the same way

    Published on February 25, 2020
    If planners are required to treat similar businesses in the same way, how can they respond to criticism for approving “too many of the same kind of business”?