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Access the latest issue of the LMC Cities Bulletin newsletter
The Cities Bulletin newsletter is published weekly during the legislative session and bi-weekly during the interim. It's your source for:
- Summaries and analysis of legislation affecting cities.
- Action alerts indicating when city advocacy is most needed.
- The latest on League programs and services.
- Conference and training opportunities from the League and other organizations.
- Other timely information on issues and opportunities of interest to elected officials and city staff.
The Cities Bulletin newsletter is a free subscription that arrives as an e-mail with links to view the content online, and a link to a pdf file you can download and print. Complete the form below to subscribe today!
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- Budget Guide for Cities (pdf)
This guide, which contains 2012 legislative changes, is intended to assist city managers, clerks, finance officers, and elected city officials in preparing 2013 city budgets. It includes state and federal laws affecting city budgets, information about standard city expenditure items, descriptions of city revenues, and more.
- Meetings of City Councils (pdf)
Learn the ins and outs of city council meetings, including types of meetings, the Open Meeting Law, notice requirements, scheduling, attendance, minutes, procedure, motions, and model bylaws. Especially helpful for newly elected officials, but a great reference for all mayors and city councilmembers.
- Public Purpose Expenditures (pdf)
Find out the general criteria a public expenditure must meet to be valid. This publication includes discussion of specific expenditures and whether there is specific authority for cities to make them.
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