Contact members of the Senate Local Government Committee and urge them to oppose SF 1749! SF 1749 prohibits a city from pursuing an annexation if the potential annexation area is covered by an orderly annexation agreement with another city On paper this may sound reasonable, but what happens in practice . . .
Thank you to everyone who attended the CGMC Fall Conference last week at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center! Due to the forecast predicting a blizzard for much of the state, the CGMC Board made a last-minute decision to condense the two-day conference into one action-packed day on Thursday, Nov. 17. . . .
Each election season, the CGMC provides background information to help candidates become familiar with issues affecting Greater Minnesota communities. The CGMC does not endorse candidates running for political office, but we think candidates should be well-informed about issues are important to Greater Minnesota cities. Therefore, we have prepared "Elections 2016: . . .
Every fall, CGMC members work together to shape the Coalition’s policy positions for the upcoming legislative session. Policy committees will be convening by conference call this month to draft recommendations which will be discussed and voted on by the full membership at the Fall Conference. It’s a great way to . . .
The townships introduced a bill this week that limits a city's ability to annex property. SF 680 (Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City) would forbid a city from seeking to annex any property that is subject to an orderly annexation agreement with another city. Although it may seem innocuous on its . . .
The CGMC adopted its 2014 legislative policy positions at its membership meeting on Nov. 14. The positions had been determined by committees prior to the meeting and the full membership voted to adopt each committee’s recommendations. To read the adopted positions, click on the following subject areas: annexation and land . . .