MURAL ORDINANCE

Murals are an integral part of the cultural expression of a city, created by artists of diverse cultural traditions and backgrounds. The intent of a mural ordinance is to aid artists and others in understanding issues surrounding the creation of a mural and to apprise...

CREATING AN ARTS COUNCIL

The creation of an Art Council provides a voice and platform through the arts to enrich lives and build vibrant, creative communities, and to ensure that the arts are recognized, celebrated, and supported in the community. The Council can provide financial assistance...

MAINTENANCE OF ABANDONED & VACANT PROPERTIES

Abandoned properties, particularly those located in urban areas or surrounding residences and businesses, have a negative impact on their community. They can be magnets for criminal activity, cause public health issues, decrease neighboring property values, increase...

COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACTS

Competitive negotiation requirements help to ensure that the municipality awards professional service contracts (i.e. attorneys, engineers, auditor, etc) with integrity and transparency. It is in a taxpayer’s best interests that their local government spends its money...

MUNICIPAL SHARED SERVICE AGREEMENTS

Municipalities and School Districts can save money by sharing the cost of services. School Boards and local governments contract out services such as Field Maintenance, IT Services, and Paving & Snow Removal. Often times, these governing bodies act independently...