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LEAGUE of CITIES 7 IOWA November 2015 | Volume 71 | No. 5 contents Get to Know Newton You voted. They won. Officials from Newton talk about the community rebranding and rejuvenat-ing campaign that earned them the People’s All-Star Community Award. 10 Railroad safety during community events Did you know that organizers who plan events on or near railroad property should contact the appropriate railroad company in advance? 8 13 League 2016 Legislative Priorities As you talk with your legislators before session starts in January, review the issues the League will be advo-cating for during this legislative session. Features information relevant to various city departments: -Legal | Supreme Court advocacy for government -Parks & Recreation | Winter programming offers important benefits About the cover Solar is gaining traction as an energy source for resi-dential, commercial and agricultural energy consum-ers. Learn more on page 23. -Finance | Public data and budget visualization -Human Resources| ADAAA and employment -Administration | Slips and falls Q&A: Implementing the new pension standards Learn more about how the new pension standards required by GASB 68 will affect your city. 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 | November 2015 | 3

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