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 . . .
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 . . .
We need your input! The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is conducting a survey of elected officials and city staff members to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is directly impacting cities and how it might impact cities in the future. The information gleaned from this survey will be used . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .