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Shake It Up: Local Governments and Earthquake Preparedness

Shake It Up: Local Governments and Earthquake Preparedness

September 23, 2021  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Emergency Management

We live in an earthquake-prone state. What can local governments do to better prepare their agency's response, as well as public resilience, for such an emergency? 

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On-Road ATV Use Broadened Slightly In 2021

On-Road ATV Use Broadened Slightly In 2021

August 12, 2021  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Traffic Regulation and Enforcement New Legislation and Regulations

This blog offers an update on the use and regulation of ATVs on public roads, including an overview of two bills from 2021 impacting ATV use and licensure.

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Holding Two Public Offices: The Doctrine of Incompatible Offices

Holding Two Public Offices: The Doctrine of Incompatible Offices

June 21, 2021  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Incompatible Offices

This blog looks at how to determine if a person can hold two public offices simultaneously.

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Local Fireworks Regulations: Timing is Everything

Local Fireworks Regulations: Timing is Everything

April 15, 2021  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Licensing and Regulation

This blog covers the basics of when and how cities and counties may restrict the sale and/or use of fireworks within their boundaries.

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Incorporating Bicycles into Your Municipal Code

Incorporating Bicycles into Your Municipal Code

February 9, 2021  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Cycling and Walking

This blog explores some potential “gaps” that local governments may have in their code provisions addressing bicycles, including helmet use, bicycle lanes and access, and how to regulate electric-assist bicycles. 

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Filling a Vacancy in City or Town Councils

Filling a Vacancy in City or Town Councils

September 8, 2020  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Legislative Body

This post addresses the basics of filing a vacancy on a city or town council. 

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When First Amendment Rights and Public Meetings Clash

When First Amendment Rights and Public Meetings Clash

July 23, 2020  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Legislative Body

This blog post looks at the authority a governing body has to establish and carry out procedures that can prevent the interruption or delay of a public meeting due to disruptive or irrelevant comments from the public or from members of the governing body itself.

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Waiving Competitive Bidding Requirements in the Event of an Emergency

Waiving Competitive Bidding Requirements in the Event of an Emergency

April 6, 2020  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Emergency Management Purchasing and Contracting COVID-19

This blog post reviews the rules relating to waiving competitive bidding requirements during emergency situations.

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Taking Action Using Ordinances, Resolutions, Motions, and Proclamations

Taking Action Using Ordinances, Resolutions, Motions, and Proclamations

February 20, 2020  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Legislative Body

This blog post offers an overview of the many ways that a legislative body can take action on an issue.

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Knowing Your Roles: City and Town Governments Edition

Knowing Your Roles: City and Town Governments Edition

January 21, 2020  by  MRSC Insight
Category:  Administrative and Elected Officials

This blog post looks at the roles and responsibilities of city and town mayors, managers, and councilmembers, and the conflicts that can sometimes arise between these different offices.

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