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.
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 30, 2021
Local decision-makers play a key role in managing and protecting the water quality of our freshwater resources.
Published on July 12, 2021
Available systems vary in approach, effectiveness, and cost.
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 April 21, 2021
Farm viability requires flexibility, innovation in local government planning and zoning to allow for farm income diversification.
First-time visitor perspectives become the catalysts needed to spawn change just in time for the novel coronavirus pandemic
Published on January 29, 2021
City of Laingsburg, MI acts on tourism assessment results, which helps prepare them for unpredictable changes related to the pandemic, downtown business, and web presence.
Published on January 22, 2021
Multi-topic series explores sustainability actions for home and community.
Published on November 6, 2020
The annual report is a requirement of all local government planning commissions and is an opportunity to provide the community and elected officials with a review of planning commission activities and achievements.
Published on September 11, 2020
A guide for local officials addresses barriers for needed livestock processing in Southeast Michigan