AZ League Connection

The League's Monthly Online Newsletter

Issue 187: November 2018

Newly Elected Officials Program

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Newly Elected Officials Program. Established in 1998, the purpose of the program is to assist newly elected officials to be more effective in their new policy-making role.

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2019 League Municipal Policy Statement

The League’s 2019 Municipal Policy statement, comprised of the legislative policy positions and action items collaboratively chosen by Arizona’s 91 cities and towns, is now available.

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Strong Arizona Attendance at NLC Conference in LA

More than 130 registered delegates from Arizona attended the National League of Cities “City Summit” in Los Angeles in mid-November.

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League Honors Newest Life Member

The League of Arizona Cities & Towns recently honored its newest life Member, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. Former Chandler Mayor Tibshraeny was honored for his many years of service to his city and the League, which culminated with a successful term as League President.

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League Publications: You as a Public Official

As an elected official, you will need to know and understand the various Arizona laws that apply to your conduct in office and how to comply with them. The League provides You as a Public Official and many other publications as resources for its members.

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Tempe Receives $125,000 Grant Award to Provide Work Opportunities to the Developmentally Disabled

This October, the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is proud to announce the release of more than $260,000 in grant awards for projects for Arizonans with developmental disabilities as part of its latest funding cycle. The largest award of nearly $125,000 went to the City of Tempe for a project that will provide work opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Three Environmental Factors that Cause Service Lines to Fail

Are your residents aware of their responsibility to maintain their water and sewer service lines? League Endorsed partner National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program highlights the three main environmental factors that lead to plumbing failures.

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Legal Corner – Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision: Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido

The first opinion of the new Supreme Court term was issued earlier this month and the Court unanimously affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s judgment against the Mount Lemmon Fire District. This Arizona case has immediate repercussions for state and local governments, especially small public bodies.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events

Below is a list of training opportunities that may be of interest in the coming months.

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City & Town Throwback

What were cities and towns celebrating this time last year? Five years ago? 50 years ago? Take a look into the past at some of our city and town stories from years gone by in the City & Town Throwback!

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