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  • Urge Legislators to OPPOSE Municipal Elections Preemption!

    If this issue has not been on your radar, it needs to be...if passed, more than 60% of Florida cities would be forced to amend their municipal charter and have a November election cycle. HB 7059, the Municipal Elections Preemption bill, will be up in the Senate Ethics & Elections Committee as early as Feb 16 at 4 p.m. Urge committee members to OPPOSE!
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  • FLCityGuard

    The Florida League of Cities is providing a valuable new service to help its members deal with crisis communications. FLCityGuard will provide you with essential guidance to prepare for, manage and get past a crisis. Click here to learn more.
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  • Municipal Youth Council Video Award Competition

    The Florida League of Cities is accepting entries for the fifth annual Municipal Youth Council Video Competition through Friday, May 6. This year’s youth council video competition asks youth councils to answer one simple question: Why I Love My City? Click here to download the application packet.
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  • 2016 Florida Municipal Achievement Awards

    The Florida League of Cities is accepting entries for the eighth annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards Program through Friday, May 6. Click here to download the nomination form. 
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  • CMRI Reports

    The Florida League of Cities’ Center for Municipal Research & Innovation recently surveyed cities across Florida to determine how they use mobile apps to deliver government services. Click here to view the results. 
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  • Florida Regional Compact Initiative

    At the heart of President Matt Surrency's vision for the Florida League of Cities is a conviction that cities are stronger when we solve problems together, stronger when we share our resources, and stronger when we speak with one voice. Click here to learn more about President Surrency's Regional Compact Initiative.
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  • 2016 Florida League of Cities Legislative Priorities

    The Florida League of Cities has released its 2016 Legislative Action Agenda. Click here to download all ten priority statements and background information. 
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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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Talking Tax Cuts: Cut Taxes to Increase Tax Revenue

Source: Scott Paine
2/8/16
 
Funny thing about money: one has to have it to spend it.
 
This is as true of state and local government as it is of any organization. For a business, the money comes in as income from sales of products and services and goes out as expenditures for materials, wages, overhead and profit. For governments, money comes in as taxes and fees and goes out as expenditures for programs, along with wages and overhead.
 
Typically, when elected officials and candidates speak of cutting taxes, they do so with the notion that government does not need all that revenue. They advocate the elimination of some programs, or even whole departments, or they assert that government is wasteful and better services could be offered at a lower cost with better management or privatization.
  
Click here to read this blog on DrScottPaine.com.
ON TAP @ THE CAP - Feb 5, 2016
Source: Scott Dudley
"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
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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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