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Sept. 7, 2021 | Issue 28
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House Redistricting Committee Holds Hearings in Each Congressional District in September
City officials and residents of each district are invited to testify before the House Redistricting Committee to share input on the redistricting process.
In Other News
Focus on New Laws: Supplemental Notice of Proposed Property Taxes
The new law requires supplemental notice of proposed property taxes as part of the truth in taxation process, beginning with taxes payable in 2023.
Focus on New Laws: Hometown Heroes Assistance Program Established and Funded
The program for firefighters will provide financial assistance to those diagnosed with job-related illnesses and trauma and create resources to help reduce job-related health risks.
League Seeks Information on City 911 Telecommunicators/Dispatchers
Data is needed for the working group studying the impact of moving 911 dispatchers to the PERA Correctional Plan.
Minnesota Housing Opens Public Comment Period for 2022-2023 Affordable Housing Plan
City feedback is due Sept. 14 and can help Minnesota Housing develop effective plans that factor in city housing needs.
Minnesota Housing Program Allows Cities to Help First-Time Homebuyers
By partnering with Minnesota Housing on this program, cities can give residents access to several loans to help them become homeowners.
Minnesota Water Assistance Program Accepting Applications Oct. 1
The water assistance funds, authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act, can provide payments to public water suppliers on behalf of eligible customers affected by COVID-19.
On The City Speak Podcast: Failing Forward
Baudette Clerk-Treasurer Tina Rennemo shares leadership lessons she’s learned in her career.
More Information and Resources
Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants Accepting Applications Beginning Sept. 20
Apply for Child Care Economic Development Grants by Sept. 30
Just Three Weeks Until the First Fall Forum! Have You Registered Yet?
City Clerks: Build Fundamental Skills During the 2021 Clerks Academy
Free Webinar: Learn the Steps Needed to Submit ARPA Funding Reports
So You Installed Some Green Infrastructure … Now What? Learn How to Maintain It on Sept. 8
Learn More About the New Equitable Solar Access Project on Sept. 17
Explore Recruiting, Building Teams, and Leading Together on Sept. 29
Police: Learn the Ins and Outs of De-Escalation This October
Learn About Strategies for Managing Police Fatigue
League Welcomes New Employee Mary Jo Wiechmann
Back-to-School Time Isn’t Just for Kids – Check Out the League’s New Online Learning Platform!
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Road to Recovery Series: Preparing for ARPA Reporting
Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bridging Divides 3.0: Collaborative Communities Virtual Workshop
Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
2021 Fall Forums
Sept. 29 – Austin
Sept. 30 – Redwood Falls
Oct. 20 – Royalton
Oct. 27 – Bemidji
Nov. 3 – Morris
Nov. 4 – Vergas
Nov. 10 – Virginia
Dec. 9 – Minnetonka
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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