Cities Bulletin

Cities Bulletin

Jan. 14, 2019 Issue 2

State Revenue Collections Below Forecast; Economic Outlook Weakens

The updated numbers might mean the governor and Legislature will have to temper new spending initiatives, including initiatives supported by cities.

In Other News

Both House and Senate Commit to Making Broadband a Priority for 2019

Bills introduced last week would fund broadband development grants, which could help many cities that are in need of more broadband infrastructure.

Several Employment Bills Introduced in House

The bills, which would impact city employment practices, include establishing a statewide paid leave program, clarifying the definition of “sexual harassment,” and allowing employees to accrue “earned sick and safe time.”

State Advisory Opinion: Victoria Mayor’s Facebook Page Is Not Government Data

The advisory opinion says the City of Victoria does not have to supply data that was requested from the mayor’s privately established Facebook page.

More Information and Resources

Learn About Minnesota’s New Political Landscape During This Free Webinar This Friday

Worksheet Available to Help Estimate OPEB Liabilities Under GASB 75

Explore Strategies for Effective Census Outreach

Reminder: Please Take the LMC Fiscal Conditions Survey

League Offers Strategies and Information to Help Cities Address Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Information Session: Learn About Minnesota’s Involvement in State & Local Litigation

The Opioid Epidemic: A Round-Up of Resources for Public Safety Responders

2020 Census: Filling Census Jobs and Complete Count Committees

Hear From Policymakers on Legislative Proposals Impacting Cities This February

What Belongs in a Personnel File, and What Doesn’t—Review Management of Personnel Files Memo

Newly Elected Officials: Get Tips for Running Effective Meetings During This Two-Day Training

Experienced Officials: Get Tips for Communicating With Different Audiences This February

Learn to Handle Common Management Challenges With This Guide to Volunteer & Paid-On-Call Fire Departments

Space Is Limited! Register Now for This New Public Sector Supervisor Certificate

Road Diets on Your 2019 Resolution List? Learn More at Feb. 6 GreenStep Workshop and Webinar