Have You Commented on Draft City Policies? Deadline This Friday!

Members: Please take a moment to review the League’s 2017 Draft City Policies and send us your comments by this Friday, Oct. 28. All member comments will be shared with the League Board of Directors. The policies will serve as a framework for the League’s advocacy efforts during the 2017 legislative session. Don’t miss this chance to let us know what you think!

Access the 2017 Draft City Policies


2016 Regional Meetings

Oct./Nov.—various dates and locations
Join LMC staff and your neighboring city officials this fall to learn about a model for engaging in constructive conversations with community members—no matter how challenging the situation. You'll also get an elections-year update from Minnesota's Secretary of State, hear from our IGR team about legislative issues, and have the opportunity to participate in a new, optional morning program.

Free Webinar—Local Property Taxes 2.0 for City Government Reporters

Oct. 28—11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Take part in this free webinar to find out about the role of property tax as a revenue source, trends in rates over the last 15 years, current legislative policies affecting those rates, and more!

Running Effective Meetings and Leading with Civility

Nov. 16—St. Paul
Mayors, join colleagues from county, school, and township boards to explore how your unique role provides opportunities to encourage civility and run effective meetings.


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!

Read more about City Learning Point


Are Changes Coming to Public Pensions?

New Law Allows Cities to Donate ‘Surplus Equipment’

Resource Library

Check out the Resource Library to find handbooks, manuals, information memos, publications, and other resources you need to govern and manage your city.

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LMC Updates

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What is your city doing to balance next year’s budget?


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What is your city doing to balance next year’s budget?

  • Reducing the number of staff
  • Delaying projects
  • Increasing the levy
  • A mix of the above
  • Other

To see budget-balancing ideas from other cities, check out the League’s Budget-Balancing Lookup Tool.