Monday, November 30, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
My day yesterday in the Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis: . . . Criminal Vehicular Homicide where defendant stoned on Xanax supplemented it w/a lot of booze and then drove wrong way down a freeway colliding w/an innocent citizen driving the right way down the same freeway killing him. . . . and most interesting -- three kidnappings . . . where the three were physically tortured to try and find the drugs.
Now we are in chaos because defendant has to hire a new lawyer who will most likely want to start over and a very vulnerable woman will have to spend another day on the witness stand. . . . I was so angry that on the way home I stopped to see our District Administrator and told him, “Michael, you are going to have to just listen to me bitch for awhile.” . . . [W]e know the new lawyer (probably quite justifiably) will be asking for another continuance. Terrible day!!!
Monday, November 23, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Friday, November 20, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
- Legislative & Case Law Update
- Intergovernmental Cooperation & Dysfunction
- Lunch with the Masters
- From Body Cameras to Twitter Wars: Risk Management in Modern Law Enforcement
- Advanced Governance: Practice, Procedure, Communication & Technology
- Modern Economic Development Trends for Local Government
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Friday, November 13, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
5. Disclaimer RequirementIf you have an official website, your Page must contain, in a prominent location: "If you are looking for more information about [Government Entity], please visit [website URL]."
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Compliance with any FOIA request imposes some administrative burden on a public body. The issue is whether the public interest in disclosure justifies the burden.In short, the PAC found IDOT in violation of FOIA. That makes it 0-11 for public bodies in 2015.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
To all of the current/past employees who support the fire department. As some of you may know, the fire department, police department and maintenance department are in jeopardy. Due to insurance related issues that were made public at last Monday's (7/28) council meeting. Council has the meetings recorded by video and there is online access, but I do not know the site. As of now, there is a chance the departments will face even more severe issues, as of October 2nd, 2014 if they cannot find another insurance company.
Read the entire post here.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Monday, November 09, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Friday, November 6, 2015
Friday, November 06, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
P.A. 98-0738, effective January 1, 2015, requires the auditor conducting the municipal or county audit to provide a copy of any management letter and audited financial statements to each member of the corporate authorities within 60 days of the close of the audit. The auditor is also required to present the audit information to the corporate authorities either in person or electronically at a public meeting. Municipalities and counties with websites must post this information on their websites, in addition to other filing and disclosure requirements already in effect (i.e., filing an electronic copy with the state comptroller).
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
From Ancel Glink's Monthly Q&A from November 2015:
- Seek out clergy from a variety of denominations and faith traditions to lead the prayer.
- Include a statement at the top of the printed agenda which says that says that the government body "does not endorse religious faith. The prayer is intended to lend solemnity to the public meeting and invite an attitude of respect and consideration."
- Request the cleric to speak in nonsectarian terms, not referring to any specific denomination or creed, nor advocating particular beliefs, emphasizing the purpose of the prayer as stated on the agenda. If the cleric does not abide by this request, don't invite him/her back.
- Do not provide compensation to the cleric from public funds
- Conduct the prayer before the roll call which begins the official meeting. Typically the Pledge of Allegiance is recited before the roll call; this would be the best moment for the prayer.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 Julie Tappendorf
Monday, November 2, 2015
Monday, November 02, 2015 Julie Tappendorf