Most Recent Blog Entries

HR

Resources for Review When Considering Layoffs

Layoffs are always a difficult decision for a city to have to make but can become necessary.

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Research

Reduce Tax Revenue Expectations for FY 2021

KY cities could lose as much as $1 billion in tax revenues in Fiscal Year 2021, based on worst-case scenarios presented by the U.S. Treasury.

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Legal

Municipal Utilities Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Municipal utilities are ceasing water shutoffs and reconnecting service to customers in an effort to address the public health emergency.

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Legal

Coronavirus (COVID 19): The City Official’s Role

It is important to educate yourself and to confirm any information you receive with verified resources.

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Legal

Unpaid Utility Bills: When and How to Act

Basics on the day-to-day operation of public utilities.

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Legal

City Stray Animal Control – County vs. City Responsibility

Animal control in a city is an issue that leads to many questions from our members, especially in cities where there is no city animal control officer.

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Community Development

Engaging the Public: It's Personal

The best way to encourage citizen involvement is through personal contact.

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Research

Order Up! Effective, Efficient City Meetings

Some simple rules can keep city meetings drama-free.

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HR

Pitfalls of Generic Employment Applications

Improving Hiring Practices in 2020: Applications are not one-size-fits-all

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Community Development

Write it Right! Grant Writing Tips

Attention to detail when completing applications makes a big difference.

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HR

The Law and Liability of Leave Time at Termination

Many cities find out the hard way, that the cost of accumulated unused leave time at termination can be extremely high.

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HR

Record Retention-Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Doing a new year clean? Make sure you know what to keep.

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Communications

Social Media 2020

Five tips to elevate your city's social media engagement.

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Community Development

Resolution: Better Manage Your Emails

To manage your time, start with your emails.

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Legal

Resignations and Appointments

A step-by-step guide to handle vacancies and appointments.

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HR

Decking the City Halls Carefully-Compliance during the Holidays

All employers, and public employers specifically, have additional legal considerations when it comes to preparing for the holidays.

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