Cities Bulletin

Cities Bulletin

May 13, 2019 Issue 19

Next Cities Bulletin Coming May 21

The Cities Bulletin will be delayed so we can bring you the latest news after the Legislature adjourns at 11:59 p.m. on May 20. Look for it in your in-box on Tuesday, May 21.

In Other News

With Session Ending Soon, Legislators and Governor Need to Agree Quickly on Budget Targets

Ten budget conference committees continue to meet but without budget targets, little formal action can be taken.

Tax Conference Committee Considers, Takes No Action on Local Sales Tax and TIF Provisions

As the committee waits for budget targets, please contact your legislators about LGA, PERA pension aid, and other tax provisions.

Retainage Changes Adopted Into Omnibus Jobs Bill

An amendment would require paying out all retainage within 60 days of substantial completion of a project, but it allows some funds to be withheld.

Professional Service Contracting Bill Passed by Senate, House to Vote Soon

After addressing city concerns, the bill is likely on its way to the governor for his signature.

Bill Introduced to Limit Length of Employment Suspension

The bill would limit to 90 days the length of time an employee in a management position can be placed on leave.

Apply by May 17 for Governor’s Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles

The council will include one city representative appointed by the League of Minnesota Cities.

More Information and Resources

Learn About Running Effective Meetings, Sharing City Stories, and More at the 2019 Annual Conference

Apply by June 7 to Serve on the League Board

On the City Speak Podcast: How City Officials are Encouraging the Next Generation of City Leaders

Did You Miss Last Week’s Free Conflict Management Workshops? You Still Have a Chance to Participate!

Help Select 2019 League Board of Directors

Municipal Clerks Week: What Does '50' Mean for You?

Explore Key Topics, Including HR Issues and the 2020 Census, at the 2019 Clerks’ Orientation Conference

Apply Now for Diesel Vehicle Replacement Grants

Review Drug Testing Laws in the Drug and Alcohol Testing Toolkit for the City Workplace Memo

Get a Recap of the Police Track From This Year’s Safety & Loss Control Workshops