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Weekly Policy Update
I. Governor Signs Executive Order on Transportation Funding
II. Appellate Division Denies Stay of “Gap” ruling
III. Draft Public Access Bill Unveiled
IV. Governor Christie Takes Action on Pending Legislation
V. Division Issues Guidance on Prequalification Regulations for Bid
VI. New Advocacy Tools for Local Officials
VII. REAL, Race Equity and Leadership
VIII. Apply for the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards
IX. Pre-Registration for 101st NJLM Conference Opened August 1
X. New for 2016 – The League is going mobile
XI. First Responder Interoperable Communications
XII. Innovation in Government Award Nominations Sought

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...

Weekly Policy Update
I.          No Progress in Trenton on TTF
II.        Important Notice on Sign Ordinances: Revising Sign Ordinances After Reed v. Town of Gilbert
III.      Governor signs bill on Cultural Diversity Training for Law Enforcement
IV.       New Jersey Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal on Dynamic Status Quo Doctrine
V.        NJLM Blog Posting, Municipalities Blind-sided by New ‘Best Practices’ Penalties
VI.       Municipal Right of Way and Advanced Telecommunications Equipment
VII.     Legislative Alert: Affordable Housing “Gap” Period
VIII.    Apply for the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards
IX.       Pre-Registration for 101st NJLM Conference Opened August 1         
X.        First Responder Interoperable Communications

XI.       Mayors Hall of Fame Reminder

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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