Posted on June 24, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
Last week, the League’s Risk Management Services held its fourth annual police driver training session in Charlotte, with representatives of 20 police departments participating in the two-day program intended to reduce police motor vehicle accidents. With summer here, and the program’s catch-phrase being “Slower is Faster,” you might think the timing coincides with period when things are slowing down some at the League. Except that’s not the case.
Posted on June 22, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on June 17, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
Earlier this week, the Senate unveiled its version of HB 483 Land-Use Regulatory Changes
, a bill that makes wide-ranging changes to land-use regulatory statutes. Among other changes, the bill would incentivize litigation at local taxpayer expense, weaken protections for neighboring property owners of new developments, and undermine infrastructure performance guarantees that protect new property owners and local taxpayers.
The League opposes this bill in its current form and urges you to contact your legislators to let them know of the potential harm created by HB 483.
Posted on June 15, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on June 10, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
Posted on June 03, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
Posted on May 27, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
Earlier this week, the League’s Government Affairs team met with and helped prepare Sunset Beach officials in advance of a legislative committee hearing in which committee members considered a controversial local annexation bill. Rather than get into the details of the bill or the disputes that led to it, a key takeaway is that the result will hopefully be that all parties will work together to resolve the issues and that the bill, before final passage, will prove unnecessary.
Posted on May 25, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on May 20, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
The legislative and regulatory goals set during a two-year cycle by the members of the North Carolina League of Municipalities serve to guide our advocacy efforts. More than that, they are a collective statement of the priorities of North Carolina municipalities, big and small, urban, suburban and rural. The process of setting the Municipal Advocacy Goals is an opportunity for each municipality to have a voice in telling state legislators and other state policymaker what is important to them.
The League is now requesting your proposals for legislative and regulatory goals that should be pursued during the 2017-18 legislative biennium.
According to League bylaws, you must indicate on your goal proposal whether it was voted on and approved by your local council or board. As a note, the League also may request that you visit one of our policy committees
to further explain your suggested goal, as a part of the goals selection process. Bylaws also set a deadline to receive proposed goals at 45 days from the date of this notice, which will be July 1. Please don’t miss this opportunity and submit yours soon!
This year’s Advocacy Goals Conference will be held as a part of CityVision 2016, the League’s annual conference, to be held in Raleigh on October 23, 2016. We hope that this “two-for-one” event will provide more value and, out of respect for tight municipal finances and schedules, will allow more participation. If your city or town has not attended the Advocacy Goals Conference, this is the time to do so.
The League needs your input. With the operating principles
generated from the Vision 2030
strategic planning process in mind – which include having municipal governments exercise greater control of revenues, structures and functions, and engage in productive partnerships with other levels of government and the private sector, all by 2030 – the Municipal Advocacy Goals and the process of determining them have never been more important.
Proposals may be sent by elected or appointed municipal officials. Again, each proposal should indicate whether the governing body of the municipality has voted to approve the submission of the proposals. Suggested goals can be submitted via the link below as soon as possible, but no later than July 1. This is your policy process, so please give this thoughtful consideration and participate.
Posted on May 17, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
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