AZ League Connection

The League's Monthly Online Newsletter

Issue 188: December 2018

Happy New Year from the League!

The League would like to wish you a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2019!

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2019 Legislative Posters and Calendars

The 2019 calendars and legislative posters will be sent to all cities and towns in January 2019. Included in the legislative posters are pictures and e-mail addresses of all legislators for your reference. To obtain additional copies of the calendar or legislative poster, please contact the League at 602-258-5786.

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At the Capitol

The 2019 legislative session is rapidly approaching. Throughout the session, the League offers a full suite of services and publications to help Arizona cities and towns communicate more effectively with their legislative delegation and monitor issues that affect Arizona communities.

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League Training: Municipal Grant Writing 101

The League will be kicking off the New Year with the return of the always-popular Municipal Grant Writing 101 training.

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League Recognizes Tempe Assistant City Attorney for Service to Cities and Towns

The League and Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell recognized Jenae Naumann, Tempe’s assistant city attorney, for assisting Arizona cities and towns on legislation seeking to limit local decision-making and oversight for deployment of small cell wireless equipment (HB2365) and licensing of cable TV providers.

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League’s Newly Elected Officials

Congratulations to all of the participants who went through the League’s Newly Elected Officials Training earlier this month! More than 120 attendees spent two days learning about how to be more effective in their new policy-making role.

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Arizona Water Resources Research Center 2019 Annual Conference

Arizona runs on water! A safe, secure, and reliable water supply is vital to our economy, well-being, and way of life. So, how will Arizona communities ensure that they have sufficient water to meet their needs, now and in the future? This is the critical question to be addressed at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center 2019 Annual Conference, Arizona Runs on Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions.

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WaterNow Alliance 4th Annual Summit: Tap Into Resilience

Join public officials from across the nation to jumpstart local, sustainable water solutions and create more resilient communities at the WaterNow Alliance Annual Summit: Tap into Resilience on March 27th – 28th, 2019 in Austin.

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Legal Corner – Communicating Under the Open Meeting Law

Another election cycle is complete, and the League welcomed new members of city and town councils to the League’s Newly Elected Officials Training this month. One of the challenges for new members is adapting to the Open Meeting Law, which limits certain communications between a quorum of members of a governing body. This article discusses how to navigate this communication restriction and avoid a violation of the law.

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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? 94 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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