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Video of the Community Financial Health Forum
If you missed the Community Financial Health Forum held on Monday, January 22nd at the Traverse Area District Library, you can now view the video recording by visiting UpNorth Media Center or by clicking the following link: http://www.upnorthmedia.org/watchgovtv.asp?sdbfid=10774.
For those who were able to attend, you heard first hand from Michigan Municipal League Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Minghine that the system of financing local units of government in Michigan is broken. More importantly, you heard that it needs to be fixed.
Mr. Minghine's talk lasted approximately 40 minutes, with approximately another 40 minutes for Q&A/dialog.
The Michigan Municipal League has a number of resources on this topic at this link: http://www.savemicity.org/
The resources page of the savemicity.org website has a few very informative reports that provide good talking points for you to use when discussing these issues with members of the legislature, your constituents, etc.
Please feel free to share the link to the forum and the resources featured on savemicity.org with your colleagues and also share them on your online platforms.