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On-demand MEO courses

On-demand courses get officials up to speed quickly

In today’s technology-driven world, accessing the latest movies and television programs on demand is what we have come to expect. After months of development, the Municipal Association began offering elected officials on-demand versions of some of the courses required for completing the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government.
 
Moving Violation Ordinances

Moving Violation Ordinances

Get answers to questions regarding moving violation ordinances and read the legal opinion that advises against imposing any traffic ordinance that would be in conflict with state law by duplicating a state law or setting penalties different from what is allowed in state law. Read the post on the City Connect blog to read the opinion and get links to the Attorney General’s opinions.
Liability of donated buildings

Liability issues of donated buildings

Municipalities often find themselves on the receiving end of donated property. Councils are often eager to accept these “free” gifts; however, looking through a risk management lens may show these freebies could cost big dollars.
 
No place like home

There's no place like home

For years, there has been much talk about the ways that baby boomers (born 1946-64), Generation Xers (born 1965-80), and millennials, also known as Gen Yers (born 1981-2000s), look at life. Communities must understand the differences among these generations to effectively market to all three groups of potential residents.
 
Facing homelessness in the Palmetto State

Facing homelessness in the Palmetto State

The more than 6,000 homeless South Carolinians counted in 2013 represent a 28.3 percent increase compared to the last count in 2011. Counties with the highest increases were those that have more urban areas especially Richland County (453), Horry County (296), Greenwood County (187) and Greenville County (185).