Day 1 of LMC Annual Conference--focus on budget crisis
More than 300 city officials are convening at the St. Cloud Civic Center today for the first day of the League of Minnesota Cities Annual Conference and Marketplace. This year's event offers a greater number than usual of breakout sessions devoted to handling city budget challenges in the wake of shrinking revenues and rising expenses. On Thursday, look for the League to release results from a startling projection of what city finances could look like in Minnesota over the next 5 to 15 years.