Cityscape January 2015 : Page 3

IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES l CITYSCAPE January Volume 70 I No. 7 24 22 8 Legislative preview The 2015 legislative session begins Monday, January 12. Preview the session, ways to participate in lobbying and ways to stay informed as the session progresses. Transportation Series Part 5 The final article in the series focuses on local govern-ment debt for transportation infrastructure purposes. State, federal law postings Assess your city’s labor postings to ensure the city is displaying the most current version of the notices required by state and federal law. Overtime A review of overtime rules and practices allowed un-der the Fair Labor Standards Act. FCC release report, final rules Learn more about the FCC’s Final Report and Order impacting local zoning and land use decision-making for collocation and substantial modification to support structures and transmission equipment. Q&A: Council members performing city work Many cities provide compensation to council members attending meetings, but can they be paid for perform-ing other work on behalf of the city? 26 21 18 23 23 23 22 12 27 13 25 22 7 9 26 7 22 19 11 7 2 Alliant Energy -Interstate Power and Light Co Bolton & Menk, Inc. Calhoun-Burns & Associates French-Reneker Associates Garden & Associates, Ltd. IIW, P.C. Iowa Communities Assurance Pool Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust J&M Displays, Inc. JEO Consulting Group, Inc. Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C. McClure Engineering Company Northland Securities, Inc. Pete Howe Industrial, Inc. Snyder & Associates, Inc. Speer Financial, Inc. TrueNorth® Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Ziegler Caterpillar in this issue advertisers 10 12 18 22 24 CITYSCAPE STAFF Publisher: Alan Kemp l Editor: Heather Roberts Staff contributors: Alan Kemp; Bethany Crile; Mark Tomb; Mickey Shields; Ron Sinnwell; Heather Roberts; Cindy Kendall; Erin Mullenix; Terry Timmins; Bruce Bergman; Eric Dickinson, Vinton Police; Jessica Reiter-Flax, Community Health Charities; Winnie Gleason, P .E., FOX Engineering Photography & Graphics: Heather Roberts; Katie Wheeler; Bethany Crile; BigStock Photo; City of Marion ABOUT THE COVER Learn more about Marion’s multi-phase Central Corridor Project, which will create a more usable, pedestrian friendly space and implement a long term traffic management plan for Marion’s core, on page 16. Cityscape (ISSN 1088-5951) is published monthly by the Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 244-7282, FAX (978) 367-9733. A subscription to Cityscape is $18/year ($20 outside Iowa) for members and $50/year for non-members. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA. U.S.P .S. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309. January 2015 Cityscape 3

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