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Mar 4, 2021

In this episode, LOC Legislative Director Jim McCauley discusses the League’s legislative priority on Disaster Relief and Recovery. The LOC will advocate on behalf of impacted communities for legislation that provides additional resources, efficiency in recovery and rebuilding efforts, support of long-term economic...


Feb 18, 2021

In this episode, LOC lobbyist Mark Gharst discusses the League’s legislative priority on Property Tax Reform. The League will take a leadership role in forming coalitions with the business community and other local government partners to help draft and advocate for both comprehensive and incremental property tax...


Feb 4, 2021

In this episode, LOC lobbyists Jenna Jones, Jim McCauley, and Tracy Rutten discuss the League’s legislative priority on the Comprehensive Infrastructure Package. The League will advocate for an increase in the state’s investment in key infrastructure funding sources, including, but not limited to, the Special Public...


Jan 21, 2021

In this episode, LOC lobbyist Ariel Nelson discusses the League’s legislative priority on Housing and Services Investment. The League will support increased investments for affordable housing, homeless assistance, and related services including funding for shelter, homeless services, case management, rent assistance,...


Jan 7, 2021

In this episode, LOC lobbyist Mark Gharst discusses the League’s second legislative priority, COVID-19 Economic Recovery, and Investments.  Cities have been on the frontline of the economic response to the pandemic, standing up programs for small business assistance and economic support for affected workers....