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LEAGUE of CITIES 8 IOWA October 2015 | Volume 71 | No. 4 contents Volunteers help get the job done Working with volunteers provides important services to the community, improves community engagement efforts, identifies future civic leaders and builds trust in the local government. 23 Q&A: Recreational liability HF 570 addressed many of the concerns cities ex-pressed about the liability of providing opportunities for sledding and other recreational activities. 14 13 Best place to grow up New research suggests where you grow up has a huge impact on a positive future and upward economic mobility -just one more reason Iowa is a great place grow. Features information relevant to various city departments: -Library | Funding the library -Administration | Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the city council -Human Resources | ‘Tis the season for overtime -Planning & Zoning & Building | Pig in a parlor -Finance | Finding budget numbers Post-election considerations Even before taking office the work of an elected of -ficial begins. What you need to do, or make sure your elected officials do, in addition to taking the oath of office. About the cover Sheldon’s All-Star Award-winning project includes three ball diamonds. Learn more about their project on page 10. 17 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 sub-scription 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. Iowa League of Cities | October 2015 | 3

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