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Feb. 22, 2021 | Issue 8
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Please Take City Survey on Engaging Residents in Property Tax Process
The League will use the survey results to make changes to HF 496, a bill that would add new requirements to the annual property tax process.
In Other News
Senate Committee Hears Bill on Pandemic Fix to Open Meeting Law
The League-supported bill would allow elected officials to continue attending in-person meetings from home.
Bill Would Require Cities to Seek FEMA Reimbursement for Expenses Paid With Coronavirus Relief Funds
A forthcoming amendment would make the requirement optional in certain situations.
House May Include Infrastructure Accountability in Omnibus Bill
The League-supported bill that would allow municipalities to charge fees for future street improvements had a contentious hearing.
PERA to Brief Pension Commission on Public Safety Duty Disability Determination
The League has long been concerned about the increase in duty disability claims among members of the PERA-Police & Fire Plan.
Local Government Compensation Cap Repeal Clears First House Committee
The League supports the bill partly because it would give cities local control over compensation decisions.
Bill Would Change Classification of Certain Mental Health Data Received by Law Enforcement
The bill would generally classify mental health data as private under the law enforcement data statutes, making it consistent with other sections of law.
Fire Protection District Bill to Be Heard
The bill would establish a framework for local units of government to create multi-jurisdictional fire protection districts.
Police and Fire State Aid Forms Due March 15
Cities need to submit their forms by the deadline to avoid penalties or loss of funding.
Get New Information on Racial Equity Issues Related to COVID-19
Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, so the League offers resources to help cities respond with race equity in mind.
More Information and Resources
Time to Think Spring! 2021 Safety and Loss Control Workshops Coming in March and April
Grants Available for Publicly Owned Historic Properties
Share Your City’s Best! LMC Award Nominations Open Through April 19
What Does It Mean to Be a Resilient Community in 2021?
On The City Spot Blog: Heartwarming Stories From City Hall
Get the Latest City-Specific News on COVID-19
Explore Skills to Move From Conflict to Effective Solutions
Video: Staffing, Housing, and Partnerships — See How Mankato Transformed Its Fire Service
2020 City of Excellence Award Winner: Shakopee’s Fraudulent Gift Card Reduction Program Gets Results
Miss a GreenStep Cities Workshop? Archives Available for Viewing
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Community Resilience Roundtables: Virtual Get Togethers
March 8, 10-11:15 a.m.
April 12, 10-11:15 a.m.
2021 Safety and Loss Control Workshops
Bridging Divides 2.0: Leading Through Difficult Situations
April 21, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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