League Board Adopts 2017 Policy Priorities

The League Board of Directors adopted a diverse list of legislative priorities on Nov. 10, 2016. The priorities will help focus the League’s advocacy efforts during the 2017 legislative session, which begins on Jan. 3, 2017.

The legislative priorities are based on the Board’s assessment of member interest, gleaned from discussions that occurred during the League’s policy committee process, as well as discussions with members during the fall Regional Meetings and other membership interaction.

The priority list does not reflect the entire scope of the League’s anticipated activities at the Legislature during the 2017 legislative session. Additionally, the list may be modified by Board action.

Priorities for 2017 are (listed alphabetically):

  • Bonding
  • Broadband policy and funding
  • City street funding
  • Election equipment replacement funding
  • Funding local government aid (LGA)
  • Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD) training
  • Law enforcement and community relations
  • Mail balloting
  • Omnibus transportation funding
  • Pension sustainability
  • Public safety officer benefit
  • Sales tax exemption on construction materials
  • Urban forest management funding
  • Water policy and funding
  • Workforce housing

The Board also approved the LMC 2017 City Policies.

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