The LMC 2023 City Policies publication was created with member input and approved by the LMC Board of Directors on Nov. 10. It is the only comprehensive statewide advocacy agenda for all Minnesota cities.
The policies cover the League’s legislative initiatives and defensive positions on a wide array of issues. The 2023 publication contains new policies on several issues, including city fundraising authority, regulation of cannabinoid products, collateral consequences and expungements, remote participation under the open meeting law, homestead market value exclusion, as well as changes to existing policies.
These policies will be referenced throughout the 2023 legislative session to guide the advocacy efforts of the League and individual Minnesota cities.
Legislative priorities adopted
The League Board also approved the 2023 legislative priorities on Nov. 10. The priorities will help focus the League’s advocacy efforts during the upcoming legislative session, which begins on Jan. 3.
View the 2023 legislative priorities
League policies cover the following areas:
- Improving service delivery.
- Improving local economies.
- Improving fiscal futures.
- Human resources & data practices.
The city policies are crafted with input from hundreds of city officials from across the state participating in the League’s four policy committees, regional meetings, annual conference, and many other member interactions.