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2015 Hometown Legislative Action Day

On-demand Freedom of Information Act Class for Elected Officials

The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government has released its newest online course “The Freedom of Information Act in SC.” The class is the last of five online courses created for the Municipal Elected Officials Institute giving elected officials increased access to training on a schedule that best suits them. More
Hometown Legislative Action Day

2015 Hometown Legislative Action Day

HLAD will be held on February 4 at the Marriott in Columbia. Online registration is now available. Brochures are being mailed this week. The deadline for registration is January 19. The hotel cutoff is January 14.
2013 Local Government Finance Report

2013 Local Government Finance Report

The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office released the 2013 Local Government Finance Report. The LGFR is a summary of the revenues and expenditures by schools, counties and municipalities over the past six years.
 
More than just an appointment

More than just an appointment

State law allows municipal councils to use boards and commissions to assist them in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. While the extent to which councils use boards and commissions varies widely, state law requires municipalities to have a planning commissions, board of zoning appeals and municipal election commission unless the city contracts with the county or another municipality to provide one or more of these functions.  More
Help is only a click away

Help is only a click away

Local government employees often find themselves in the unique position of having job responsibilities that are somewhat different from their peers in the private sector. Because of these differences, city employees in many of these local government-specific roles may find themselves without substantial, nearby peer support or professional development opportunities to help them navigate the nuances of local government challenges.  More