The League of Minnesota Cities has drafted a model resolution for city councils concerned about legislative initiatives aimed at restricting local decision-making authority. This legislation undermines Minnesota’s robust city-state partnership.
What is 'preemption' legislation?
Past preemption legislation has been introduced in several policy areas and can take many forms. For example, bills introduced in the 2017-2018 session would have:
What can I as a city official do to help?
PASS a resolution and send it to your legislators. (See link to model resolution under "Advocacy Tools.")
Note: Send a copy of the resolution to the League at email@example.com so we can keep track of how many cities have passed the resolution.
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. (See list and map of cities that have passed the resolution under "What Are Cities Doing?")
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).