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    Registration is now open for the 2015 FLC University Regional Summit Series. Choose from topics including Risk Management & Liability, Flood Insurance, Budget Best Practices or Economic Development with dates and locations across the state. 
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  • 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.
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  • 2015 Florida League of Cities Legislative Priorities

    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.   
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 
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  • 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. Click here to learn more. 
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Blogs

Reversing Executive Orders and the Limits of Power: What Makes Politics, Politics

Source: Scott Paine
 
3/3/15
 
True confessions here: In my first couple of years on Tampa’s City Council, I chafed at what I perceived (mostly incorrectly) as the failure of more senior colleagues to use the power in their hands to help set the course for the city. After all, even in a strong mayor form of municipal government, doesn’t the council have power to make things happen?
 
Well . . . The answer is yes, of course, but with huge caveats. And in Florida, where Sunshine requirements prohibit members of council from meeting in private to test out ideas or develop an agenda, the caveats grow enormously, almost obscuring the quiet little “yes.”
 
But we’re not alone.
 
Click here to read this blog on DrScottPaine.com.
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.
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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.

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