City Quick Connect is an extension of the Municipal Association's City Connect blog giving listeners yet another way to get timely information about topics important to cities and towns.
Primary Elections: S4 Ep26
Casey Fields and Scott Slatton discuss the outcome of primary elections and the ways that the SC House of Representatives will change after both primaries and this fall's general election.
State Budget Update: S4 Ep25
Joannie Nickel, Scott Slatton and Casey Fields discuss the impact of the state’s budget for cities and towns. Key points include a full funding for the Local Government Fund, funding for PTSD assistance for first responders, body cameras and vests for police and the Firefighter Cancer Fund. The budget also creates increases in retirement system and State Health Plan contributions, and changes to return-to-work rules for SCRS and PORS members.
Local Business License Renewal Center Update: S4 Ep24
The Local Business License Renewal Center, which cities and towns must use to comply with Act 176, is intended as one way to make the license process easier for businesses. Caitlin Cothran and Kaylee Summerton of the Municipal Association’s Local Revenue Services describe lessons learned in the first round of license renewals, and what municipalities need to know for business licensing in 2023.
More information: www.masc.sc/programs/local-reve…ense-renewal-center
Enhancements to the Field Services Team: S4 Ep23
The Association’s field services manager team has grown, helping each of the members deliver more value to all of the state’s 271 cities and towns. Ashley Kellahan has joined Jeff Shacker and Charlie Barrineau as part of the team. Hear from all three about the services they offer and the territories they cover.
Learn more: https://www.masc.sc/Pages/resources/Request-Municipal-Assistance.aspx
Federal Advocacy Update: S4 Ep22
Erica Wright, Scott Slatton and Casey Fields discuss the Municipal Association’s ongoing efforts to build working relationships with every member of the state’s congressional delegation through meetings in Washington, sharing information on the American Rescue Plan funding and other critical topics, and through congressional briefing sessions with city and town officials.
2022 Annual Meeting Preview: S4 Ep21
Municipal Association Executive Director Todd Glover and Chief Operating Officer Jake Broom discuss the upcoming Annual Meeting, taking place in Charleston July 13 – 17, including sessions focused on key themes such as civility in government and economic development.
Learn more: https://www.masc.sc/Pages/programs/knowledge/training/2022-Annual-Meeting.aspx