The League of Minnesota Cities has drafted a model resolution for city councils concerned about the proliferation of 2017 legislative initiatives aimed at restricting local decision-making authority. This legislation undermines Minnesota’s robust city-state partnership.
A significant number of bills are advancing in the House and Senate right now that interfere with local decision-making authority in several policy areas.
Proposed legislation, for example, would have the effect of:
What can I as a city official do to help?
The resolution supports local decision-making authority and opposes legislation that removes the ability for local elected officials to respond to the needs of their businesses and constituents. It can be customized for individual cities and should be shared with local legislators upon adoption.
Please contact the League at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you've passed a resolution or talked to your legislator (or if we can help you with your advocacy efforts).