The League's E-Muni is the electronic supplement to the League's print magazine, the Municipality.
It provides you with additional resources & quick links that you can use in your municipality. 
The Citizen's Guide to Wisconsin Cities & Villages
February E-Muni
A Citizen's Guide to Wisconsin's Cities & Villages
February, the Municipality , pg. 6
For more information on general city and village powers, or on TIF, annexation, incorporation or any of the topics covered in the Citizen's Guide, you can go to:
  • The League's website and search for your topic or issue using the search function in the upper right hand corner.  There are a variety of resources available for you. For example, a search for TIF brings up 109 sources and a search for Annexation brings up 96.  
  • The League's 10 Handbooks and Manuals are available for purchase and include everything from the newly updated comprehensive "Handbook for Municipal Officials" to "The Conduct of Common Council Meetings" and "The Conduct of Village Board Meetings" to "Alcohol Licensing in Wisconsin."  
  • The League's Legal CD Rom is searchable and contains a long list of legal resources. 
The charts included in the article were taken from the nonpartisan WI Legislative Fiscal Bureau Informational Paper on "Municipal and County Finance." The Informational Papers have been updated since the magazine was published. The papers cover 97 different topics including everything from Transportation and General Fund Taxes to #97: " Wisconsin Voter Requirements."  You can access all of the latest Fiscal Bureau papers on their website  here

Personal Property Tax & A Complete Redo of Wisconsin's Tax System discussed on the League's "Local Perspective"
Personal Property Tax with the WI Realtors Assoc.
January the League's Local Perspective
January,  the Municipality, pg. 

The January "Local Perspective" with Tom Larson, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs for the Wisconsin Realtors Association was taped after the January E-Muni was sent due to scheduling issues. 

In his discussion with Jerry, Tom discusses the WRA's  opposition to eliminating the Personal Property Tax without a mechanism to hold municipalities harmless. 

Thanks to Stoughton's WSTO TV for producing the show.  You can watch it here.  
The Future of WI Taxes & Revenues with Rep. John Macco
February the League's "Local Perspective"

Rep. John Macco, Chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee joined Jerry to talk about the future of Wisconsin's tax system and possible local government revenue streams.  

Thanks to WisconsinEye for producing this show for us! You can watch it here.  

The Assembly Ways and Means Committee, under Rep. Macco's leadership has held a series of hearings on Wisconsin's taxes and revenues. The League was invited to testify at their first and last hearing. The most recent was yesterday. It was also covered by WisconsinEye. Watch it here.   
IT'S A NEW WORLD FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA
February, the Municipality, pg. 14

Thanks to Ryan VanLanduyt, President of Wisconsin Community Media and the Executive Director of Rice Lake Community Media for the great partnership he's established with us. The League has been taking our monthly show "the Local Perspective" on the road to community media stations with Ryan's help. 

Are you taking advantage of everything your Community Media station has to offer? Give the staff a call and see how you can work together.  
Digging Into Municipal Cemetery Management
February, the Municipality, pg. 15

Wisconsin municipalities really do it all, including managing many of Wisconsin's 5,000 or so cemeteries.They often do so with very limited resources. As Christie Hentges, CCE of The Tribute Companies, points out in the article "forever" can be hard on shrinking municipal budgets.

Resources:
Description of League Legal Opinion on Cemetery "Take-Overs" (email the League to request the full document.) 
You are the Best Advocate   
Rep. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) met with City of Altoona City Administrator Mike Golat on the left and Management Fellow Analyst Roy Atkinson during the League's first Lobby Day on Feb. 15.  

You can advocate for your community by joining the League's Lobby Team. Participate by calling or emailing your legislators or lobbying them in person during the League's Lobby Days.  

Sign up for the Lobby Team here

May 10 - League Lobby Day & Legislative Luncheon 

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