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Oct. 12, 2020 | Issue 31
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Considering a Local Sales Tax in 2021? Follow These Steps
Despite discussions during the 2020 session, no further changes to the process were enacted into law.
In Other News
How to Hold Virtual Truth-In-Taxation Meetings
Make sure your city is complying with all the legal requirements for virtual truth-in-taxation meetings.
Reminder: Submit Your Monthly Coronavirus Relief Fund Expenditure Reports
Cities are required to submit reports on how they spend their Coronavirus Relief Funds on the seventh business day of each month.
NLC Members: Apply Now for Federal Advocacy Policy Committees
Bring the voice of Minnesota cities to the national level through the National League of Cities’ Federal Advocacy Committees, member councils, and constituency groups.
Get the Latest City-Specific COVID-19 Information and Resources
Information is updated weekly.
League Accepting Comments on Draft Legislative Policies Until Oct. 30
Once finalized, the city legislative policies will guide the League’s advocacy efforts at the state Capitol in 2021.
Partner Podcast: Center of Everywhere With David Unmacht
Executive Director David Unmacht discusses the challenges and opportunities facing small cities on the Center of Everywhere podcast.
More Information and Resources
Log on for LMC Live! Oct. 19-23 to Hear From State and Local Experts on Critical City Issues
Calling All Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Graders: This Year’s Mayor for a Day Essay Contest Is Now Open!
Free Webinar: CARES Act Reporting Guidance, Compliance, and Audit Updates
REAL ID and License Renewal: There’s Still Time for Your Residents
MnDOT Accepting Applications From Greater MN Communities for Transportation Alternatives Grants
How Is COVID-19 Impacting Labor Relations?
City Input Needed for State Invasive Species Management Plan
Apply Now for Two ‘Safe Routes to School’ Grants
Explore Ways Cities Can be Resilient in 2020
2021 Fiscal Disparities Data Now Available for Metro and Iron Range Cities
City Attorneys: Join a Critical Conversation on Systemic Racism in Housing
USDA Accepting Applications to Provide Broadband in Unserved Rural Areas
Recorded Webinar: Build Your Own Statewide Data Tool With MN Compass
‘BRIC’ Grants Available Now for Pre-Disaster Mitigation Activities
Free, Confidential, 24-Hour Mental Health Hotlines Available to All Public Safety Professionals
Learn Strategies Oct. 21 for Creating Cultural and Behavioral Shifts Toward Sustainability
Apply by Jan. 21 for Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants
League Accepts Purchase Offer for Saxon Site
LMC Live! A Fall Webinar Series:
Oct. 19, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Police Accountability Act and Implications for Cities
Oct. 19, 1-2 p.m.
Economic Outlook for Cities
Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Legislative Spotlight on Elections
Oct. 20, 1-2 p.m.
Normalizing the Conversation About Public Safety Mental Health
Oct. 21, 12-1 p.m.
The Community Fire Chief
Oct. 22, 12-1 p.m.
A Briefing with Gov. Tim Walz (invited)
Oct. 23, 12-1 p.m.
#WeGotThis Series Free Webinar: CARES Act Countdown — Guidance, Compliance, and Audit Updates
Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Community Resilience Roundtables: Virtual Get Togethers
Nov. 9, 10-11:15 a.m.
Free Webinar: Labor Relations Practices From a Pandemic Perspective
Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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