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Resolution Number 09-18

RESOLUTION NUMBER 09-18

SUPPORTING LOCAL DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY

WHEREAS, local elected decision-makers are in the best position to determine what health, safety and welfare regulations best serve their constituents; and

WHEREAS, just like state legislative leaders, local elected officials are held accountable through Minnesota’s robust elections process; and

WHEREAS, ordinances at the local level are enacted only after a comprehensive, legal and open process; and

WHEREAS, local units of government are required to publish notices about meetings where policies will be discussed and decisions will be made; and

WHEREAS, under the state’s Open Meeting Law, public policy discussions and decisions must occur in meetings that are accessible to members of the public; and

WHEREAS, cities are often laboratories for determining public policy approaches to the challenges that face residents and businesses; and

WHEREAS, preservation of local control in Minnesota has yielded statewide benefits such as the Freedom to Breathe Act, an amendment to the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act; and

WHEREAS, more than two dozen bills that restrict local decision-making have been introduced in 2017 to date.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA,  that it supports local decision-making authority and opposes legislation that removes the ability for local elected officials to respond to the needs of their businesses and constituents.

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 2nd DAY OF APRIL, 2018.

 

 

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Mayor Gary Skalko

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City Administrator    

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