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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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. 
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Welcome or War in Our Own Backyard

Source: Scott Paine

11/25/14

 
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.
 
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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