Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekly round-up
The City of Mendota Heights chose a new administrator, and the Police Chief of Apple Valley was named as Officer of the Year. While city officials throughout the state remain concerned about state budget deficits, Governor Pawlenty said that he believes deficit projections are overblown. Meanwhile, members of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities sought to bring local government aid to the front burner among issues to be discussed by candidates for governor in 2010. A single job posted by the City of Moorhead attracted 117 applicants, and seven city employees were recently laid-off in the City of Minnetonka. And, more Minnesota cities considered administering utility fees to offset revenue losses.