2019 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconference Series

These timely audio programs for Wisconsin local government officials, attorneys, and land use planners, and interested citizens begin on January 9, 2019. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (SM), and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Participation in live program qualifies for credit. Each 90-minute teleconference is $20 and includes a digital copy […]

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2018-2019 Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies

Teleconferences from December 2018 through February 2019 Hear experts discuss current issues of concern to local government officials in Wisconsin–recruiting and retaining talent, nonferrous mining, downtowns, and farm economic trends. Each program is moderated by UW-Extension’s Local Government staff. There will be time for questions. All programs are from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Local […]

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Wisconsin Attorney General Issues Opinion on Public Records Fees

Wisconsin’s Attorney General issued an advisory opinion on August 8, 2018 on charging fees under the Wisconsin Public Records Law. The opinion is linked here: Attorney General’s Advisory Opinion on Public Records Fees. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities has a summary of the opinion in their latest issue of Capitol Buzz, August 9, 2018. For […]

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Local Government Fiscal Stress in Wisconsin in The Municipality, August 2018

Local Government Fiscal Stress in Wisconsin, published in the August 2018 issue of The Municipality, is the follow-up to Yunji Kim’s article Local Governments and Fiscal Stress (July 2018 The Municipality). In this second article Ms. Kim focuses on what drives fiscal stress and how local governments have responded in Wisconsin. The article begins on […]

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Articles by Yunji Kim and Chuck Law are in The Municipality, July 2018

These two articles by Local Government Center specialists were published in the July 2018 issue of The Municipality. Local Governments and Fiscal Stress by Yunji Kim, Local Government Specialist, is on page 9. An Examination of Wisconsin BIDs by Chuck Law, Community Planning and Design Specialist and Local Government Center Director and Beth Richmond, Planner, […]


UniverCity Alliance seeking a Local Government Partner for its next UniverCity Year

How does a local government partnership with UniverCity Alliance (UCA) work? First, UCA matches the local government’s top priorities with courses taught by UW-Madison faculty Second, students in these courses work on the issues and questions over the course of the school year Lastly, the local government partner receives research, reports, designs, solutions and new […]