Apply Now for Funds to Expand Broadband in Your Community
Are you looking for ways to increase Internet access in your city? You can now apply for funds through the state's new Border-to-Border Broadband Grant program. This grant was established by the 2014 Legislature to provide funds for broadband development in unserved and underserved areas of Minnesota. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Oct. 28.
2014 Regional Meetings (October, various dates and locations)
Pull up a chair to discuss today's hottest municipal topics with your neighboring city colleagues and LMC staff!
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Free Webinar: Zoning Decisions (October 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Review the nature of a city’s decision-making authority around zoning and find out what resources on this topic are available to your city through LMC.
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2015 Leadership Conferences (Save these dates!)
Newly Elected Officials
Jan. 30-31—Brooklyn Center
Jan. 30-31—Brooklyn Center
Don’t Let Incivility Paralyze Your City
Being passionate about your community is what makes you a great city official or employee. But when passions flare and behavior crosses the line into incivility, everyone suffers and nothing gets accomplished. So if things are getting heated in your community, a new collection of resources can help. You’ll find information, tips, tricks, and tools designed to get your city through a difficult time and back on track to serving the community you love.
League Seeks Member Feedback on 2015 City Policies
The 2015 Draft City Policies are now available for members to review. Please send your comments to the League by Oct. 24. Our 2014 Policy Committee Highlights document provides a quick overview of the changes. Once finalized, the policies will serve as a framework for the League’s advocacy efforts during the 2015 legislative session.
Deadline Approaching for Local Government Innovation Awards
Has your city found innovative ways to improve services or reduce the cost of local government? If so, share your innovation for a chance to win $5,000! The Local Government Innovation Awards recognize the creative ways cities and other local governments are making Minnesota better. The deadline is noon on Oct. 24.
Hope to See You!
Have you registered for the meeting closest to you? We will be in nine locations around the state in October!
LMC Co-Sponsors Broadband Conference
Attendees of the conference Nov. 18-19 in Brainerd will have opportunities to network and learn about next steps for broadband expansion.
New Tool Available
Need help understanding the requirements for your city under federal health care reform? Our new webcasts will help simplify this complex topic!
Two-Way Street: Civility Tips From Two MN City Mayors
Civility is a hot topic among the local government community. In the latest issue of Minnesota Cities magazine, the mayors of White Bear Lake and Alexandria share their own tips for running respectful, productive city council meetings.
Join us on Oct. 24 to sort through the complexities involved in land use decisions and help keep your city on the right track!
Administrative Traffic Citations Toolkit Released
Cities may find greater compliance with traffic laws when a faster, less expensive and local compliance system is used instead of processing violations through the full court system. Learn more about administrative traffic citations in this revised toolkit.