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Mar
10
As demand for renewable energy grows, wind energy and solar energy developers are looking for communities to host these projects. In this session, Dr. Sarah Mills will talk about what we know about public perceptions of renewable energy in the communities where wind and solar projects are proposed. She'll draw mostly on her research understanding community reactions to wind energy projects in Michigan, extrapolate what that means for solar energy.
2020 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Mar
14
CFLP Blue Bag Lunches
Local government fiscal health is typically assessed using objective financial indicators, but little is understood about how local officials subjectively understand their own fiscal health. We compare self-assessment data from the Michigan Public Policy Survey with financial data on Michigan local governments to explore the extent to which self-assessments align with conventional financial indicators. Qualitative results reveal that local officials emphasize long-term spending pressures (e.g. roads, infrastructure) and external factors, such as uncertainty around property values and state aid (i.e. revenue sharing) payments, when assessing their fiscal health. Quantitative results provide some corroborating evidence, but in general, conventional indicators are not powerful predictors of self-assessments, especially for high-stress governments. We believe that part of the disparity is that financial indicators do a poor job of capturing what local officials say they are most worried about. We suggest that self-assessments may be a useful supplement to conventional measures in capturing “true” fiscal health.
2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Sep
13
CLOSUP Lecture Series
CRC & CLOSUP Ask if Michigan's System of Funding Local Government is Broken Join us for a webinar on Sep 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT . Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.c om/register/337680509446978176 3
2016 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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PUBPOL 456
Local Government Opportunity for Activism
Winter
2020
U-M Class#: 
34395
Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Section: 
001
Days: 
Tu / Th
Time: 
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Location: 
1210 WEILL
PUBPOL 756
Local Government Opportunity for Activism
Winter
2020
U-M Class#: 
34394
Credits: 
3
Instructor: 
Section: 
001
Days: 
Tu / Th
Time: 
2:30pm - 3:50pm
Location: 
1210 WEILL
PUBPOL 456
Local Government, Opportunity for Activism
Winter
2016
U-M Class#: 
23060
Credits: 
3
Section: 
001
Days: 
M / W
Time: 
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
1210 WEILL