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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
4 Articles found | Governance
November 2017 | Article | Uploaded in:
Public entities have limited authority to give away public funds as donations or gifts. To spend public funds, a public entity must have both the authority to do so and the expenditure must be for a public purpose.1 This is often referred to as the public purpose doctrine.
August 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
To encourage local government units to consider in a timely manner written requests relating to zoning, septic systems and other specific issues, Minnesota Statutes, Section 15.99 requires a county to approve or deny requests within 60 days. Failure to approve or deny within 60 days results in automatic approval. This is known as the 60-day rule. Article provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the 60-day rule.
June 2015 | PDF | Uploaded in:
This Resource provides an overview of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 13.The Act attempts to strike a balance between the dual public policy goals of government transparency and data privacy. The Act regulates all government data collected, created, received, maintained, disseminated or stored by public government entities (state agencies, political subdivisions or statewide systems), irrespective of the data’s physical form, storage, media or conditions of use. Centrally, the Act establishes a presumption that government data are publicly accessible, unless access is prohibited either by law or by a temporary data classification.
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This resource provides a starting point for the discussion about procedures and requirements public entities should have regarding public hearings, including what notice must be given, what procedural rules are needed, and other laws that may affect the other issues.