Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Jan-Feb 2018 Issue of Minnesota Cities Magazine Is Out—Includes Legislative Insert

Subscribers to Minnesota Cities magazine received their print issue last week and the digital version is now available online.

As per tradition, the January-February print edition features a legislative insert that will bring you up to speed on results of the last legislative session and what League intergovernmental relations staff are anticipating for the 2018 session, which begins Feb. 20. Get a rundown of topics to watch, including bonding, email retention, and urban forest management. See the full list of 10 priorities that League lobbyists will focus on during the 2018 session. 

Print or online, you can also read a deep-dive on the recent wave of pre-emption bills introduced last year that will carry over to the second year of the biennium—what they could mean for your city, how they harm the city-state partnership, and how you can stay involved in the conversation.

More highlights:
See what the leaders of the future have to say on the topic of promoting city careers in LMC’s Mayor for a Day Essay Contest Winners (an annual favorite!)

Big news for small cities! Resources that will benefit cities of every size are what the League is all about, and we have heard loud and clear that a dedicated space for small cities would really make your day. Check out our new department, “Focus on Small Cities,” for the first topic by and for small cities, “A Difficult Question: Local Policing or County Contracting?

Allegations related to sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond may seem a distant problem, but there are lessons for all types of employers to be gained from the discussion. Review six common themes drawn from the guidance of experts in “Sexual Harassment: National Coverage, Local Lessons.”

And as always, check out From the Bench for summaries of recent court cases, St. Paul to City Hall for Executive Director David Unmacht’s thoughts on recruiting the next generation of civic leaders, and Bits & Briefs for a roundup of city conversation-starters.