Seventh Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards Program
The nomination form
for the Seventh Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards Program is now available. The goal of this program is to recognize innovations and excellence
in municipal government.
Webinar: What Are Cities Doing To Deal With Problematic Vacation-Rentals?
Join us on December 16 for a FREE webinar, "What Are Cities Doing To Deal With Problematic Vacation-Rentals?", to learn about what the law changes for short-term vacation rentals mean for your city and ways that you can regulate
these problematic properties going forward.
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’
Welcome or War in Our Own Backyard
When I recently wrote about two
images of immigration, I wasn’t thinking of the situation in Ferguson, MO
as analogous (nor the situation in any other U.S. city with meaningful
racial/ethnic diversity). Perhaps that was short-sighted of me.
Some things are easier when a country is homogeneous.
I recently had the opportunity to listen to a talented
scholar, born and raised in South Korea, talk about her chosen field of
professional work and scholarship: advertising. When asked by a student why she
came to the U.S., she simply noted that South Korea is a small and extremely
homogeneous country. Out
of 49 million residents, it is estimated that there are only about 20,000
who are not Korean.
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.