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  • League Announces Action Agenda for the 2014 Legislative Session

    During the 53rd Annual Legislative Conference in Orlando, members of the Florida League of Cities adopted legislative priorities for the 2014 Legislative Session. Municipal pension reform will once again be the top issue for Florida’s cities. Click here to read all issues adopted as priorities.
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    The League, along with its longtime friend and partner, Dr. Scott Paine, is pleased to invite you to be the first to visit DrScottPaine.com! This new website will be the new home for Dr. Scott Paine’s exceptional blog. It will also feature articles he’s authored for the League’s Quality Cities (QC) magazine, links to his published work, speaking opportunities and much more.
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    The Florida League of Cities is pleased to announce the Third Annual Municipal Youth Council Video Competition. 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. Click here to learn more.

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Preventable Deaths: Putting the Risks in Perspective

Source: Scott Paine
Perhaps as a consequence of the losses in my own life, perhaps because my mother, who passed away last month at the age of 85, worked to overcome the tragic loss of young lives through crime and violence, I find that I focus much of my energies on dealing with and, where possible, preventing loss. Even before our daughter Bakhita died, public service had taught me that we must have the courage to learn from loss, not merely accept it. We can never bring a loved one back from the grave, but we can strive to prevent the unnecessary deaths that snuff out lives before they have been fully lived.
Which is why, for years upon years, I fought (successfully) to secure funding to improve a stretch of 40th Street in Tampa. It’s also why I’m gratified to see additional efforts to prevent pedestrian and bicycle accidents on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa. There are things we can do to make our roads safer, to reduce the risk of unnecessary death and serious injury.
Click here to read this blog on DrScottPaine.com.
ON TAP @ THE CAP - April 11, 2014
Source: Scott Dudley
REMINDER – DUE TO THE EASTER/PASSOVER HOLIDAYS, THE LEGISLATURE WILL NOT BE MEETING NEXT WEEK. There will be NO Legislative Bulletin next week and the Monday morning conference call for April 14 has been cancelled. Happy Holiday! “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
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.