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Oct. 4, 2021 | Issue 30
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Submit Comments on the League’s 2022 Draft Legislative Policies
City staff and elected officials are encouraged to review and submit comments on the League’s 2022 Draft City Policies.
In Other News
Deadlines Extended for American Rescue Plan Act Reporting
New deadlines for the ARPA Project and Expenditure Report are Jan. 31 for cities over 50,000 in population and April 30 for cities under 50,000 in population.
Legislative Commission Discusses Housing Challenges in Minnesota
The League stressed the importance of addressing housing needs at the local level rather than solely focusing on market-rate homebuilding.
Reminder: Minnesota Water Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications
Cities that supply water to residents can act now to become eligible to receive payments from the program on behalf of customers affected by COVID-19.
Legislative Committees Continue Gathering Feedback on Redistricting Process
The League has provided written testimony to the House Redistricting Committee.
Data Practices Legislative Commission Starts Meeting
The newly reconstituted commission is shaping the agenda for many meetings before the next legislative session.
Focus on New Laws: Unemployment Eligibility for High School Students
High school students now qualify for unemployment insurance benefits if they otherwise meet eligibility requirements.
Focus on New Laws: Automatic Fire Sprinkler Requirements
Two new provisions require automatic sprinkler systems in places of public accommodation and public housing buildings.
Focus on New Laws: Nursing Breaks and Pregnancy Accommodations
A new law includes provisions requiring employers to provide certain accommodations to nursing and pregnant women.
The City Speak Podcast: Everybody Needs a Buddy
Wadena Police Chief Naomi Plautz talks about the big role that mentors played in her leadership journey.
More Information and Resources
Last Chance! Realistic De-Escalation Training Is Oct. 8 and 11
Don’t Miss Your LMC Membership Dues Notice for FY 2022
How Commissions Can Advance Sustainability: Hear City Case Studies at Oct. 20 GreenStep Workshop
The League Welcomes New Employees Angie Storlie and Aimee Gourlay
Make Sure the League Has Your City’s Updated Information
CERTS Seed Grants Can Help Your City Get a Clean Energy Project Off the Ground
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2021 Clerks Academy
Oct. 7-8 — St. Paul
2021 Safety and Loss Control Workshop: Force Science Institute Realistic De-Escalation Training
Oct. 8 — Edina
Oct. 11 — Cottage Grove
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