Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Municipalities in Transition Panels Prepare to Meet at CoC

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Municipalities in Transition Panels Prepare to Meet at CoC

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The Municipalities in Transition Panels will meet on Thursday and Friday, December 2-3, 2004 at the 81st Annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in Indianapolis. At the meetings, panel members will review this year's initiatives, make plans for upcoming events and identify issues and topics that need investigation and attention.

Activities and discussions at the meetings of the panels will include:

Public Finance Panel

* Follow-up and discussion on NLC's resolution calling for a new venue for intergovernmental relations and analysis

* Follow-up and discussion on NLC's resolution opposing passage of tax and expenditure limits on state and local governments

* A discussion of liken changes in tax policy in 2005

* A presentation on state fiscal conditions and prospects

Community and Regional Development Panel

* A presentation of land use survey results and analysis of development issues and challenges across cities of various sizes and locations

* A discussion of strategies and recommended practices for city officials

* A discussion of a joint meeting with other NLC groups around topics relating to land use, development and economic vitality

Democratic Governance Panel

* Follow up and discussion on the panel's long range purpose and message.

* Presentation of a democratic governance resource booklet

* Discussion and review of panel-sponsored workshop at the Congress of Cities and upcoming NLC training opportunities

* A roundtable discussion with other NLC committee chairs on the topic of "Governance, Civic Engagement, and Trust. …

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