Resources

Special Assessment Toolkit

Informational Memo

Discusses city authority and steps to levy special assessments for local improvements like streets, waterworks or sanitary sewer.

Published Aug 31, 2020.

Extraordinary Expense Coverage

Learn about the League Insurance Trust’s coverage designed to assist a Trust member that’s been unavoidably hit by unexpected expenses.

Published Aug 28, 2020.

City Deposits and Investments

Informational Memo

Learn which depositories a city may use and how to choose one.

Published Aug 26, 2020.

IRS Audits of City Payroll

Informational Memo

Prepare for a potential IRS audit or compliance check by learning about common problematic issues for cities.

Published Aug 4, 2020.

Securing Payment of Utility Charges

Informational Memo

Learn about setting rates for municipal utilities, on what basis cities may make charges, and method for collecting payments due.

Published Jul 29, 2020.

Budget Guide for Cities

Informational Memo

Learn about new state and federal laws that significantly affect city budget decisions.

Published Jun 17, 2020.

Layoffs and HR Cost-Saving Measures

Informational Memo

Options for saving costs by reducing staff through furlough or layoffs. Describes alternatives such as hiring or wage freezes.

Published May 25, 2020.

Financial Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates and information to assist in your city's financial decision-making process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Apr 23, 2020.

Legislative Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about legislative issues and COVID-19.

Published Apr 1, 2020.

Paying for City Services

Access resources about city finances like the property tax system, local government aid, and tax increment financing.