2022 Elected Leaders Institute: Foundational Program
Learn more about the Foundational Program. Online learning opens Jan. 18 and in-person sessions are Feb. 4-5.
Cities have authority under state law to control certain occupations and activities to provide for the general welfare and good order of the city. Commonly licensed and regulated areas include liquor sales, lawful gambling and activities of peddlers and transient merchants.
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Outlines requirements to regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste and the roles of state and county oversight.
Learn about the tools available to cities under state law to remedy unhealthy and dangerous properties.
Learn about regulating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), golf carts, mini-trucks, motorized foot scooters, pocket bikes, mini-motorcycles, motorized bicycles, and electric-assisted bicycles.
Understand the basic concepts in licensing such as city authority, constitutional issues, preemption and limitation and fees.
Understand the city’s role in operating a municipal liquor store.
City authority to regulate various activities city comes from state law. Learn about activities cities most commonly regulate and license.
Understand how state laws affect a city’s ability to prohibit guns on city property.
Outlines legal developments surrounding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones.
Describes possible ways cities can regulate peddlers, solicitors, and transient merchants.
Learn what gambling is allowed in Minnesota, like pull-tabs and raffles, and which organizations may conduct them.