Local governments have changed their operations and workforce to address the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and related state and federally issued guidelines and directives. As a result, finances are tightening and the public is closely monitoring these changes. The CGMC is conducting a survey to better understand the economic and . . .
Local governments have changed their operations and workforces to address the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and related state and federally issued guidelines and directives, especially the Governor’s stay-at-home order. But, now, the outbreak is spreading, the legal requirements are expanding, work is diminishing, finances are tightening, and public scrutiny is increasing. This webinar will explore workforce changes local governments can plan for and make and the impacts of these changes, such as restructuring how work gets done, modifying work schedules and staffing, providing leave flexibility, and, potentially, reductions in the workforce.
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 . . .