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Water liabilities

Water liabilities can dampen summer fun

The warm (let’s face it…hot) South Carolina weather is here, and vacations are underway. While cities and towns with pools, water parks and natural bodies of water close by may benefit economically from more users at these facilities and additional visitors, these same cities and towns need to make sure that they take steps to keep water enthusiasts safe.  More
Summer issue - Cities Mean Business

Flood Act could impact property values, historic preservation, infill projects

There is growing concern among municipalities that property values, along with historic preservation and infill projects, could be negatively impacted by the changes Congress made this year to keep its federal flood insurance program afloat.
2014 Communications Survey

Give us a piece of your mind

Tell the Association your opinion about how you get information from us, whether our publications and online resources are helpful, and what other information you would like to get from us. Take a few minutes to complete the 2014 communications survey.
Retirement Reform

2015 Retirement Rate Increase

Retirement reform legislation enacted in 2012 provided that if the scheduled contribution rates were not sufficient to maintain 30-year amortization periods for the SCRS and PORS unfunded liabilities. In June, the Budget and Control Board approved the SC Public Employee Benefit Authority's recommendation for the rate increases effective July 1, 2015.
2014 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

More than 1,100 elected officials, staff and guests participated in the Association's recent Annual Meeting. Read the City Connect blog post to find out what you missed or get links to handouts, audio files from Mayor Riley's speech and Sec. Hitt's session, and articles about session topics. Additional handouts will be posted over the next week.