Continuing Education in Ethics
Getting the training and continuing education you need has never been easier! FLC
University is offering the Continuing Education in Ethics now required by state law at NO COST to members. Click here
to view dates for upcoming workshops.
2015 FLC Legislative Action Days
Join city officials from across the state in Tallahassee on March 17-18 to discuss the latest issues and developments affecting municipalities. Click here
to download the flyer and registration form.
FLC University Summits
Registration is now open for the 2015 FLC University Regional Summit Series. Choose from topics including Risk Management & Liability, Flood Insurance or Economic Development with dates and locations across the state.
Seventh Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards Program
We're accepting nominations for the Seventh Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards Program through May 1. Click here
to download the nomination form, The goal of this program is to recognize innovations and excellence
in municipal government.
2015 Florida League of Cities Legislative Priorities Announced
The Florida League of Cities has released its 2015 Legislative Action Agenda including its stance on municipal police officer and fire pension plans. All ten priority statements and background information are available to download
The Future Is Closer Than You Think: A Florida League of Cities Publication
When Pensacola Councilman P.C. Wu was sworn in as League
president in 2013, he selected technology as his platform. Wu’s vision
toward the future led to several technology-related initiatives, culminating
with the publication, The Future Is Closer than You Think: Cities Take on Technology
. Click here
to view or download the book online.
Florida League of Cities Apparel Now Available
Visit the Florida League of Cities webstore for all of your League-themed apparel! Browse through a variety of items, including clothing, hats and bags, that are great for work, meetings, leisure, League conferences and other events. Click here
to visit the store.
Municipal Youth Councils
The nomination form
for the Fourth Annual Municipal Youth Council Video Competition is now available. The goal of the program is to provide a way for Florida’s youth councils to showcase their ideas, creativity and commitment to their community. This year’s youth council video competition asks youth councils to look at their own community and think about key issues affecting young citizens.
Growing from a small number of cities
and towns, our membership now represents more than 400 cities, towns and
villages in the Sunshine State. Click here
to learn more about Florida's
– Click here
for a list of positions open. Click
for instructions on posting your
city’s ad to the Florida League of Cities’
The Collective Provision of Collective Goods
Previously, I introduced the idea that the
government cannot compel citizens to exercise their rights. They can't deprive
them of those rights, but neither can they tell them they must use them.
At least, I think that's true, and I made an
argument for its truth here.
But strangely (at least to me), at least a
couple of cities have, in fact, mandated the exercise of a right, and a couple
of state legislatures have contemplated it as well, when it comes to the Second
ON TAP @ THE CAP - May 2, 2014
Source: Scott Dudley
Nineteenth century German Chancellor Otto von Bismark is credited with saying that lawmaking is like making sausage. Colorado State University professor John Straayer also offers several unique descriptions of the legislative process. The first is the legislature as an arena in which "a score of basketball games are progressing, all at one time, on the same floor, with games at different stages, with participants playing on several teams at once, switching at will, opposing each other in some instances and acting as teammates in others." Professor Straayer also compares the legislature to a casino, where there are lots of tables, lots of games, the stakes are high, there are winners and losers, but the outcome is only final until the next game commences and there is always another game planned for the future.
Thought about RMPE?
Source: Scott Blaser, CSP, Director, Risk Control
Thought about RMPE?
As I wrap up our first online meeting for the League’s Risk Management for Public Entities (RMPE) study group, I would be remiss if I did not let everyone know of this group, once again, and how it can help you obtain your RMPE certification.