Governing & Managing

Resources for Newly Elected Officials

The League's resource guide for newly elected officials contains essential information and will be updated throughout the year with news on relevant training, valuable resources, information memos, magazine articles, tips and tricks, and more.
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State of the Cities Report 2014

The State of the Cities Report 2014 focuses on the results of the fiscal conditions survey, comparing the 2013 results with data from previous years. The proportion of cities that reported an improved ability to meet financial needs increased for the fourth year in a row, from 51 percent in 2012 to 71 percent in 2013.
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Arbitration Award Summaries

Does your city have a potential labor arbitration on the horizon? Then you may want to research similar cases. The League's Arbitration Award Summaries database can help you get started. You can search the database by arbitrator name, arbitration type, employee group, and date to find summaries of arbitration decisions going back to December 2012.
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City Action Examples

Looking for examples of things other cities have done? You can search the League's lookup tools for collaboration and budget-balancing actions from cities across the state. You can also share actions to include from your city!
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Cities, Services & Funding: Broader Thinking, Better Solutions

This League initiative has the potential to help shape the future of Minnesota cities—the services you provide, how those services are delivered, and how they are paid for. The point of this effort is to engage the city community, policymakers, and the general public in conversations about the dire financial conditions cities are facing. As part of this initiative, we recently launched Community Conversations, Phase II. Find out how your city can benefit from this effort.
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