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Update on Executive Orders
I.    Health Benefit Savings Release Sequestered Transitional Aid
II.   Please Act to Protect Local Aid Funding as TTF Talks Restart
III.  ‘Best Practices’ Penalties

Additional Reimbursement of Sandy FEMA Public Assistance for 9 Counties - Applications due by Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Late on Friday, Governor Christie announced financial assistance for eligible disaster recovery costs to Sandy-impacted municipalities, counties, and school districts in the 9 most impacted counties (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union). 

Weekly Policy Update
I. Assembly Bill Will Protect Municipalities from Increased Transportation Project Costs
II. Possible Progress in Congress on Tax Fairness
III. Legislation Would Permit Waiving of Water and Sewer Fees for Deployed Military Personnel
IV. New Advocacy Tools for Local Officials
V. REAL, Race Equity and Leadership
VI. Apply for the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards
VII. Pre-Registration for 101st NJLM Conference Opened August 1
VIII. New for 2016 – The League is going mobile
IX. First Responder Interoperable Communications
X. Innovation in Government Award Nominations Sought
XI. Application for Mayors Wellness Campaign New Jersey Healthy Town Designation

Daily Update
I. New Advocacy Tools, VoterVoice
II. Annual Business Meeting

2016 League Conference Resolutions
One of the most important functions of the Annual League Conference is the adoption of resolutions from our member municipalities.  These resolutions play a major part in setting the League’s legislative priorities for the upcoming year.  We encourage you to consider the resolutions process as an opportunity to help craft good legislation to improve the institution of municipal government.

Annual Conference Registration
Registration for the NJLM Conference is now open in paper and online formats.

Innovation in Governance Awards - 2016 Invitation
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey League of Municipalities will again acknowledge and promote Innovation in Governance through our annual recognition program. This is a great opportunity...

Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act, A-10, A-12, S-2411, S-2412
The League of Municipalities supports the bipartisan reauthorization of the Transportation Trust Fund that awaits your consideration. We thank the sponsors for their work on this compromise. 

Conversations on race relations, justice, policing and equality
The National League of Cities (NLC), the League’s national affiliate, is working with the White House and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to encourage local officials to convene 100 community conversations on race relations, justice, policing and equality.

Important Affordable Housing Ruling on “Gap” Issue
Today, the Appellate Division ruled that municipal affordable housing obligations do not include a separate and distinct “gap period” calculation.

Local Governments Urge State Leaders to Restore Transportation Funding
The New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) and the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) are urging State leaders to reach a fair and equitable compromise on reauthorizing the insolvent Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) in the wake of Governor Chris Christie’s decision to declare a state of emergency and shut down all work funded by the TTF, which includes vital local road and bridge projects.

19th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
In recognition of the many municipal governing body members who are selflessly serving for twenty or more years, the League of Municipalities is pleased to once again accept nominations for the Elected Officials Hall of Fame.

Receive the Recognition Your Town Deserves!
I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit an article to the League magazine, NJ Municipalities sometime this year. With a circulation of 7,558 and a much larger pass along readership, the magazine provides a unique opportunity to bring attention to your community.

NJLM Classified Ads Section
Need to fill an open position? Looking to place an ad for equipment for sale? The New Jersey League of Municipalities website offers a Classified Ads section.


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