Ask LMC

Mar-Apr 2020

Can the City Regulate Food Trucks?

LMC staff answer your questions about food truck safety, vaccinations, and gathering employment application data.

Jan-Feb 2020

Can the City Plow Private Driveways?

LMC staff answer your questions about snowplowing private property, fire department standards, and unfair labor practices.

Nov-Dec 2019

Is the City Required to Designate Polling Places Every Year?

LMC staff answer your questions about designating polling places, safety committees, and interview questions to avoid.

Sep-Oct 2019

Hazardous Buildings: What Can the City Do About Them?

LMC staff answer questions about hazardous properties, hearings before an employee termination, and notifying the state about excavation projects.

Jul-Aug 2019

What Is the Process for Changing City Council Salaries?

LMC staff answer your questions about council salaries, neighbor-opposed variances, and monitoring computer use.

May-Jun 2019

How Deep Should Our Playground Surface Material Be?

LMC staff answer questions about playground surfaces, criminal history in hiring decisions, and data request policies.

Mar-Apr 2019

Can the City Require a Driver’s License for Certain Special Vehicles?

LMC staff answer questions about licenses for special vehicles, variations in development fees, and medical marijuana and commercial driver's licenses.

Jan-Feb 2019

Can Cities Regulate the Use of Drones?

LMC staff answer your questions about regulation of drones, fair share union fees, and contractors' insurance coverage.

Nov-Dec 2018

What Playground Surfaces Enhance Safety and Accessibility?

LMC staff answer your questions about playgrounds, deputy mayors, documenting employee discipline, and hunting in city limits.

Sep-Oct 2018

When Does the Name of a Candidate for City Office Become Public?

LMC staff answer your questions about when candidate data becomes public, psychological testing in recruitment, and OSHA reporting requirements.