National Infrastructure Week (May 16-23) Will Focus on the Benefits of Investment
Now in its fourth year, New Jersey municipalities have been invited to participate in National Infrastructure Week, May 16-23. Infrastructure Week is a national week of events; media coverage; and education and advocacy efforts to increase awareness of and focus attention on infrastructure, as a critical issue affecting the lives of all Americans.
Weekly Policy Update
I. Congress Takes Action on Environmental Priorities
II. Free Emergency Preparedness Training
III. Call for Submissions for Inaugural Public Private Partnership Awards – P3
IV. 2016 R/ECON Spring Friday, May 6, 2016
V. Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
VI. NJLM Foundation “Smart Cities” Program May 13
VII. Filing Deadline for Annual Financial Disclosure Statement
Council on Local Mandates Invalidates Police Camera Mandate
Today, the Council on Local Mandates (the Council) determined that P.L. 2014, c. 54 (chapter 54), which would have mandated body or dash cameras in most “newly acquired” police vehicles, violated the New Jersey constitution’s state-mandate state-pay amendment.
CALL for Submissions - NJBIZ & The New Jersey League of Municipalities Inaugural Public Private Partnership Awards
This is a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the inaugural public private partnership awards.
New Jersey Digital Government Summit - May 17-18, 2016
Please bring this special program to the attention of your manager or administrator.
I. Water Infrastructure Funding
Community Development Block Grants
Preemptive Drone Proposal
FEMA Proposal Is Problematic
Public Employee Pension Rule Proposal
Transportation Infrastructure Funding Available
Freight Infrastructure Funding Available
FCC Cable Box Proposal Needs Clarification
Supreme Court Seminar Scheduled
Service Recognition Day
Governor Presents State Budget Proposal for Next Fiscal Year
Yesterday in Trenton, Governor Christie highlighted components of his State Fiscal Year 2017 (SFY ’17) Budget proposal. Noting that the proposal would give New Jersey a balanced budget without any new taxes, the Governor spoke of the “two key principles” undergirding his proposal: fiscal restraint and a willingness to pursue “hard reforms” to build a stronger economy and to make the State a better place to live.
League Releases Reports on Affordable Housing
In June, the League Executive Board retained two expert consulting firms to provide an analysis of the State’s affordable housing policies and an April report issued by the Fair Share Housing Center.
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.