1 Apr ‘20

Take survey to help state better understand food needs in your community

2020-04-01T13:29:28-05:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: City Services, COVID-19, News|

On Tuesday, CGMC Executive Director Bradley Peterson joined representatives from other associations and local governments in a conference call with the Governor’s Office and the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) regarding food security in our communities. The good news is that the state’s food supply chain remains strong, in that . . .

30 Mar ‘20

Update: Wastewater permit compliance and enforcement

2020-03-30T16:03:06-05:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Energy & Environment, News|

With the rise of COVID-19, cities may face difficulty complying with different aspects of their wastewater permit requirements. Both the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued statements and policies to assist permittees with compliance. Both agencies have also stated that they will . . .

27 Mar ‘20

Legislature’s emergency response bill includes $30 million in child care grants

2020-03-27T13:50:58-05:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Economic Development, News|

On March 26, the Legislature passed a budget bill that provides $330 million in additional resources to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the unemployment, human services, and public safety investments needed across the state. Included in the bill is $30 million for grants to child care providers. The grants are . . .

26 Mar ‘20

Public employment impacts of Gov. Walz’s stay-at-home order

2020-03-26T10:39:56-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Labor & Employee Relations, News|

Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-2020 on March 25, 2020 aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 that requires all individuals currently living in Minnesota to generally stay at home from Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. to Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. More employment-related . . .

25 Mar ‘20

Employment actions and tools to address COVID-19 impacts on work

2020-03-25T09:08:36-05:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Labor & Employee Relations, News|

As the situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), is rapidly evolving, cities across Minnesota are adjusting to state and federally issued guidelines and directives necessitating certain changes to city operations. Many cities have temporarily ceased operations at city-operated facilities, such as . . .

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