On Wednesday, Gov. Walz announced an extension of the Minnesota stay-at-home order. The previous executive order was originally scheduled to end Friday, May 1 for services industries such as bars and restaurants and Friday, April 10 for other non-essential businesses. Under the new order (described in Executive Order 20-33), both . . .
As cities across the state respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, associations that represent cities are looking to the state’s share of federal dollars for COVID-19 to fill the gaps. As part of the federal CARES Act, the $2.2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress last week, each state will get . . .
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 . . .