Reported by WHMI, 93.5 FM Livingston County News

"After several years of not being a member of the SouthEast Michigan Council of Governments, the city of Brighton has decided to rejoin the regional organization. Brighton had left in 2010 due to budgetary reasons.  City Manager Dana Foster says that the annual membership to SEMCOG for the city is just $1,176.  Foster says SEMCOG engages members and other municipalities in directing regional plans and policies and recommends positions on state and federal legislative and regulatory proposals. He adds that SEMCOG provides a wealth of data that the city uses on a regular basis in preparing its annual budget document."

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SEMCOG Reports:

Retrenchment and Renewal: The Economic and Demographic Outlook for Southeast Michigan Through 2040 
Southeast Michigan 2040 Forecast Summary 
SEMCOG 2040 Forecast, Population by Age Group by School District 
2040 Forecast presentation to General Assembly (3-22-12) (pdf, 4.8 MB) 

2008 Land Use Report

SEMCOG: 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

SEMCOG: 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

SEMCOG: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

SEMCOG: Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel

SEMCOG: Placemaking,   Complete Streets,    Green Infrastructure Vision

Related Links:

NEMCOG: Northeast Michigan Council of Governments  US-23 Heritage Route Corridor Management Plan

Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) includes Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, & Macomb Counties

Michigan Association of Regions (MAR) - Michigan is divided into 14 regional planning authorities. This website has been neglected but contains a few useful links.  The Upcoming Events section is seriously out of date.

National Association of Regions - NARC - Enter this prepared for an onslaught of Acronyms.  NARC represents Regional Councils (RCs), Councils of Government (COGs), and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) which in turn represent the interests of over 35,000 local governments.

Click here for NARC's complete list of Regional Councils (RCs), Councils of Government (COGs), and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)