Why Are My Property Taxes Changing?
Does this question sound familiar? The League has a new resource to help you answer questions residents ask about property taxes. As you finalize your city’s budget and levy, this resource—Why Your Property Taxes Change from Year to Year—will help you to help your residents better understand the “what,” “when,” “why,” and “how” of the state's local property tax system.
Police Leadership in the New Normal—Part II—with Randy Means (September and October, various dates and locations)
Find out how consistent policies and key principles are necessary for effective police leadership.
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Why Police Reports are a Big Deal with Jason Hiveley (October, various dates and locations)
Discover practical tips and strategies for writing police reports.
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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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New Cyber Security Resource for Cities
Unfortunately, data security breaches have become a hot topic in the news today. So how can you protect your city and its data?
The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust’s new eRisk Hub can assist members in the prevention of network, cyber, and privacy losses—and provide support in the timely reporting and recovery of losses if an incident does occur.
Calling All Future City Leaders
The League is looking for Minnesota students in grades 4, 5, and 6 to enter our 2014 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest! Entries must be handwritten and postmarked no later than Oct. 15. Three winners will be chosen and awarded $100! In addition, their essays will be published in Minnesota Cities magazine.
Enter to Win a Local Government Innovation Award
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.
Lock into a short-term rate now with the latest 4M fund term series investment pools.
Get Ready for Questions About Homestead Credit Refund
The state recently sent notices to some taxpayers about the homestead credit refund, so city officials should be prepared to answer residents’ questions.
Less Than Two Weeks Away!
Have you registered for the meeting closest to you? We will be in nine locations around the state in October!
Bits & Briefs
You can read more about street pianos, doggy crime-fighters, and a wheelchair view of downtown in the latest issue of Minnesota Cities magazine. Check out the Bits & Briefs section for information about these ideas, events, and more.
Join us on Oct. 24 to sort through the complexities involved in land use decisions and help keep your city on the right track!
Focus on Civility
Is a situation getting heated? A new collection of civility resources is available to help get the conversation back on track. You'll find dozens of tips, tricks, tools, templates, and real-life examples based on recommendations from the LMC/MCMA Civility Task Force.