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Ask LMC: When the Winning City Council Candidate Doesn’t Want to Serve November 2014

LMC staff answer questions about a post-election vacancy, fiscal disparities, and sick leave inquiries.

Ask LMC: What’s the Definition of a Supervisor? September 2014

LMC staff answer questions about the definition of a supervisor, "TNT," the Census Bureau website, and paying for protective equipment.

Ask LMC: Help! I’m Confused About Property Taxes July 2014

LMC staff answer questions about property taxes, council salaries, health care reform, and fire relief associations.

Ask LMC: Caring for Trees in the City Right-of-Way May 2014

LMC staff answer questions about trees in the right-of-way, family leave, conflict of interest, and more.

Ask LMC: Can the City Run Criminal Checks Without an Ordinance? March 2014

LMC staff answer questions about background checks, quorums, 3.2 beer licenses, and more.

Ask LMC: Make the Most of Your New Sales Tax Exemption January 2014

LMC staff answer questions about sales tax exemptions, retroreflectivity, hiring retirees, and more.

Ask LMC: Can We Have Labor Talks Behind Closed Doors? November 2013

LMC staff answer questions about closed meetings, contractor insurance, and photo permissions.

Ask LMC: Know the Stats to Help Prevent Firefighter Injuries September 2013

LMC experts answer questions about the most common firefighter injuries, firing an employee on worker's compensation leave, and the order of agenda items.

Ask LMC: Should the City Require Insurance for Facility Renters? July 2013

LMC experts answer questions about insurance, the oath of office, zoning nonconformities, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Ask LMC: Do We Have to Post That Job Opening? May 2013

LMC experts answer questions about posting job openings, complying with health care reform, the use of sky lanterns, and food truck regulation.