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? Competing Images of Our Nation
Given the President’s announcement yesterday about executive
action regarding immigration and the Republican backlash already rising (as
everyone knew it would), talking about immigration policy seems almost unavoidable.
Most of the coming war of words and votes and possibly
vetoes will say little about the merits of the policy changes the President has
attempted by executive order. The focus will be on questions of the extent and
limits of presidential authority (one phrase popular with the press accuses the
President of “imperial
overreach”) and the political prudence or willfulness, not only of the
President, but of the Republican Party in Congress, from the leaders to the
rank and file.
Good press and blog fodder. Dangerous cocktail hour
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.