Resources

  • City of Detroit: FY 2013 Budget

    Published on June 12, 2012
    This FAQ explores issues related to the City of Detroit's Fiscal Year 2013 budget, including those issues that directly affect residents and taxpayers.

  • A Proposed City of Detroit Consent Agreement and Public Act 4 of 2011

    Published on May 19, 2012
    This FAQ was developed before the official Detroit Consent Agreement was drafted. It deals with legality issues surrounding Public Act 4, which gave the state authority to conduct a financial review of the City of Detroit's finances.

  • City of Detroit Financial Stability Agreement

    Published on May 19, 2012
    This FAQ outlines the Detroit Consent Agreement including what a consent agreement is, Public Act 4, the Financial Advisory Board, the revenue conference, and compares Detroit’s with New York City and Philadelphia.

  • Chapter 9: Municipal Bankruptcy

    Published on May 9, 2012
    Introduction to Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, including eligibility, requirements, creditor negotiation tests, the plan of adjustment, Chapter 9 vs. Chapter 11 and the advantages and disadvantages of filing for Chapter 9.

  • The Lansing-East Lansing Metro Region Fiscal Scorecard

    Published on May 9, 2012
    This report analyzes the efficiency of the local governments in the Lansing-East Lansing metro region by comparing them to the governments in other similar metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the United States.

  • Planning & Zoning Center at MSU

    Published on March 27, 2012
    The Planning & Zoning Center at MSU (PZC) is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals devoted to research, education and consultation on best practices for community planning and development.

  • Guide to Michigan County Government 5th Edition (E3209)

    Revised and updated by public policy experts with Michigan State University Extension

  • Proposal A and Headlee Rollback Talking Points

    Proposal A and the Headlee Rollback provisions explained. These talking points highlight issues of concern with each provision and offers solutions for consideration.