arriving in mailboxes this week. Here are a few of the highlights:
Read a cautionary tale on small city financial reporting and take heart in the many resources and advocates available to help. Get to a better bottom line with "Staying on Top of Financial Reporting."
Are you hearing crickets at your regular city council meetings? You're not alone. See how several Minnesota mayors are breaking out of city hall to find out what residents really think in "Mayors Connect with Residents."
By now you've heard that LMC's new executive Director David Unmacht has hit the ground running. Maybe you even met him at one of this fall's Greater Minnesota Regional Meetings! Well it turns out Dave has examined his footwear in preparation for the journey ahead of him. Read Unmacht's new column "St. Paul to City Hall: A New Pair of Shoes" to see just what we mean.
Also not to be missed, check out a plain-language Q&A on the new public pension accounting standards in "Let's Talk: GASB 68 Public Pension Accounting Rules," a peek at how the City of Alexandria executed a daunting street reconstruction project in "Ideas in Action: Alexandria’s Public Involvement Key to Street Project Success," and a look at best practices surrounding residency requirements in "Letter of the Law."