**Urban Land Institute Public Private Partnership forum April 25th in Lansing. http://michigan.uli.org/event/p3forum2013/
This is a great organization for high quality relationship building and development discussions.
***2013 Treasury Tax Auction Dates are July 24th and August 24th. Email email@example.com to be put on auction email list.
****Land Bank has closed on 10 renovated or new homes already in 2013! Visit www.inghamlandbank.org for home purchasing opportunities. Great selection, pricing and homes!
*****As we anticipate the spring garden season, remember the Lansing City Market is open Tuesday thru Saturday.
My favorites include Otto's Chicken, Incu-BaKe (locally produced value added food products), Hills Home-cured Cheese and
Hickory Corners Greenhouse & Garden (with lots of Michigan products including locally grow organic greens).
******Finally, some folks have helped me with ticket sales for the Greater Lansing foodbank Annual Empty Plate Dinner.
Thursday, April 25th, 2013, 5:30 PM in Big Ten Room at Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. Tickets are $125. Let me know if you
can help out. With the recent merger they now serve Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Clare, Gratiot, Isabella and Shiawassee counties.
—And a plug for the Asset Independence Coalition efforts I co-chair with Amy Kraus to help folks with tax preparation
You can do your own taxes from the comfort of your home (or anywhere with a computer and internet connection) with My Free Taxes.
This is a great employee benefit to offer. Don't let your folks get stuck paying hundreds of dollars for easy returns.
Go to www.myfreetaxes.com/micauw to get started now.
- Individuals or families with a combined income under $57,000 in 2012
- A valid email address
- Income forms (w2's, 1099s, 1098s etc)
- See Tax Checklist for complete list
You likely know this week marks the 50th anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision in Gideon v Wainwright.
Gideon stands for the proposition that indigent defendants charged with felonies in state courts must be appointed counsel.
The Constitution Project produced a documentary (funded by the Ford Foundation) to commemorate this anniversary and comment on the current state of indigent defense in America.
This documentary can be found at:
You will find it about half way down the page.
Did you know that the Ingham County Democrats make a contribution each month to the Greater Lansing Food Bank in honor of a former party activist who has recently passed away? Contributions are made by members at our monthly meetings.
In March the party honored Joe Finkbeiner and Sadayshi Omoto.
Mr. Finkbeiner was a political activist and served on the ICDP Board. He worked long hour in doing grass roots organizing for the party.
Mr. Omoto served two terms as Meridian Township Supervisor during his tenure as professor at MSU.
A total of $65 was contributed by members in their names.