In-Person Absentee Voting Made Easier
A new law will make the in-person absentee voting process a better experience for all involved. The 2016 omnibus elections law includes a League-supported provision that allows in-person absentee voters to place their ballots into a tabulator, just like they would on Election Day. Previously absentee ballots were not processed until after the voter left the building. The change will increase efficiency and reduce the potential for error.
2016 Annual Conference
June 14-17—St. Paul, MN
Explore leading-edge ways your city can be future-ready at the 2016 Annual Conference—a joint event hosted by the League and the Alliance for Innovation. Take part in this expanded conference as you network with local government colleagues from Minnesota and across the nation, see examples of local innovation in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs, and get tools to bring back to your city during 45 educational sessions.
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2016 Clerks' Orientation Conference
August 2-4—St. Paul, MN
If you are new to your job, or have never attended the League of Minnesota Cities Clerks’ Orientation Conference, this 3-day workshop is a must. This conference provides excellent basic training for city employees charged with municipal clerk’s duties—including essential information on election laws, financial management, data practices, human resources, and insurance and loss control issues.
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City Learning Point: Professional Online Training
City Learning Point provides online courses that are easy to navigate and designed specifically for the staff and elected officials of Minnesota cities.
It’s affordable, convenient, effective training just for Minnesota cities!
Cities Work to Build Racial Equity
How do you build a racially equitable city? Fourteen Minnesota cities, counties, and other entities are seeking to answer that question as part of a statewide racial equity project. They are working to go beyond abstract and emotional discussions about race to reach concrete solutions.
What's in the Omnibus Tax Bill for Cities?
On the last day of the legislative session, both the House and Senate approved the omnibus tax bill and sent it to the governor. The bill contains a repeal of the ag containment property tax exemption, an increase in LGA, and other key city initiatives, but several provisions affecting cities did not make the cut.
The 2016 Directory of MN City Officials Is Available Now
Order your copy of this comprehensive guide to Minnesota cities—now shipping!
NLC Report: Local Infrastructure Funding
Cities across the country have unequal access to local infrastructure funding tools. Check out this new report from the National League of Cities to see a state-by-state assessment of resources, shortfalls, and opportunities.
Mark Your Calendar for Aug. 2-4!
Are you a new city clerk—or perhaps you've never attended this conference? Join us in St. Paul this summer for this crucial training!
Cell Provider Requests and Cities
When cell providers request to either place “small cell towers” within a city’s right-of-way or to install distributed antenna systems (DAS) on existing utility equipment, what does that mean for your city? Learn common gaps in city zoning, impact of federal law, and some best practices for dealing with these small cell towers and DAS with this new guide.
The 2016 Annual Conference is in Two Weeks!
Experience more energy, more content, and more opportunities at the 2016 Annual Conference this June!
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New LMCIT Public Safety Resources Now Available Online
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