News, information, and resources for cities.
Feb. 5, 2024 | Issue 3
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Local Taxes Advisory Task Force Releases Report
The recommendations include limited general authority for certain projects.
In Other News
People Over Parking Act Seeks to Preempt All Cities From Specifying Minimum Parking Requirements for All Properties
Legislation primed for introduction on the first day of the 2024 Minnesota legislative session is broader than any existing state requirement regarding the local preemption of parking requirements.
Workforce Housing Development Grant Program Application Now Open
$39 million is available in grant funding to assist small to midsize cities in Greater Minnesota seeking to address rental workforce housing needs.
Cities Working on Parks and Trails Projects Can Access Assistance Through the National Park Service – Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
The program offers a variety of free planning and landscape architecture services and assistance to local communities on locally led and initiated conservation and outdoor recreation projects.
City Speak Podcast: You Can Accomplish Big Things in a Small City
Hear how Cambridge City Administrator Evan Vogel
strives to make big things happen in his small city and creates a culture of appreciation for the hard work and talent of his city’s staff.
More Information and Resources
New LMC Video — Behind the Badge: Mental Wellness in Law Enforcement
Showcase the Best of Your City by Submitting Nominations for 2024 LMC Awards
On the City Spot Blog:
Protecting Cities’ Zoning and Land Use Authority
Task Force Answers the Call for EMS Support
LMC to Discuss 2024 Legislative Priorities During Free Webinar
Detect and Mitigate Cyber Threats with Two Free Courses
Shape the League’s 2025 Legislative Platform by Signing Up for 2024 Policy Committees
Get Minnesota Twins Discounted Game Tickets for Local Elected Government Officials Day on June 15
Funding Available for Green and Resilient Retrofit Program, Solar on Public Buildings, and More
League Welcomes New Staff Attorneys Lisa Needham and Josie Rosene
Finance Staff: Register Now for Free Webinar on Feb. 20
Minnesota GreenCorps Is Now Accepting Host Site Applications
Twin Cities Metro Area Cities: Learn About Funding for Brownfield Redevelopment
Free Webinar: 2024 Legislative Session Preview
Feb. 6 — virtual
Elected Leaders Institute
Feb. 9-10 — Plymouth (Foundational Program and Advanced Program)
Feb. 23-24 — Alexandria (Advanced Program only)
Free Webinar: Understanding Cash Basis Accounting
Feb. 20 — virtual
Protecting Critical Infrastructure: Risk and Technology
Feb. 29 — St. Paul (Managing Risk in a Technological World)
March 1 — St. Paul (Cybersecurity Resiliency in Local Government)
City Day on the Hill
March 7 — St. Paul
Safety and Loss Control Workshops
March-April — 9 locations
Upcoming League Events
Archive of Previous Issues
Jobs with LMC
Current Grant Opportunities
Wanted/For Sale/RFP Announcements in the LMC Marketplace
Weekly 4M Fund Rates (Minnesota Municipal Money Market Fund)
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