New Webcasts to Help Cities Navigate Health Care Reform
Do you have questions about the federal Affordable Care Act? The League is now offering a series of free videos and podcasts on important topics cities need to understand about this complicated law. Topics include employer shared responsibility, Cadillac plans, small employer requirements, and more.
Police Leadership in the New Normal—Part II—with Randy Means (September and October, various dates and locations)
Find out how consistent policies and key principles are necessary for effective police leadership.
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Why Police Reports are a Big Deal with Jason Hiveley (October, various dates and locations)
Discover practical tips and strategies for writing police reports.
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2014 Regional Meetings (October, various dates and locations)
Pull up a chair to discuss today's hottest municipal topics with your neighboring city colleagues and LMC staff!
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New Cyber Security Resource for Cities
Unfortunately, data security breaches have become a hot topic in the news today. So how can you protect your city and its data?
The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust’s new eRisk Hub can assist members in the prevention of network, cyber, and privacy losses—and provide support in the timely reporting and recovery of losses if an incident does occur.
Enter to Win a Local Government Innovation Award
Has your city found innovative ways to improve services or reduce the cost of local government? If so, share your innovation for a chance to win $5,000! The Local Government Innovation Awards recognize the creative ways cities and other local governments are making Minnesota better. The deadline is noon on Oct. 24.
Understanding the State Environmental Review Process
When a development project is about to start, the city may decide to—or be required to—conduct an environmental review using a process outlined by the state. In the latest issue of Minnesota Cities magazine, we talk to Kate Frantz of the Environmental Quality Board about this process. If your city is embarking on a project that could impact the environment, you may want to check this out.
Beginning This Month...
Have you registered for the meeting closest to you? We will be in nine locations around the state in October!
Get Ready for Questions About Homestead Credit Refund
The state recently sent notices to some taxpayers about the homestead credit refund, so city officials should be prepared to answer residents’ questions.
Entries Due Oct. 15!
What would our cities look like if 4th, 5th, or 6th graders were in charge? Ask students you know to enter this year's contest!
Bits & Briefs
You can read more about street pianos, doggy crime-fighters, and a wheelchair view of downtown in the latest issue of Minnesota Cities magazine. Check out the Bits & Briefs section for information about these ideas, events, and more.
New Term Series Now Available
Lock into a short-term rate now with the latest 4M fund term series investment pools!
Focus on Civility
Is a situation getting heated? A new collection of civility resources is available to help get the conversation back on track. You'll find dozens of tips, tricks, tools, templates, and real-life examples based on recommendations from the LMC/MCMA Civility Task Force.