Civic Role: Clerks / Treasurers

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Due Process

It is crucial to comprehend the concept of due process and its significance in protecting property and rights.

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Administrative VS Legislative Decisions

It’s important to understand the difference between administrative and legislative decisions so that you can pursue your role legally, ethically, and with an understanding of how decisions are made and implemented.

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Annexation: Policy Plans + Municipal Process

Annexation is the formal process of incorporating additional property, previously part of an unincorporated county, into a municipality’s jurisdictional boundaries. The incorporation of this property into the existing municipality makes the new territory subject to the municipality’s various plans, codes, and ordinances.

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Public Infrastructure Districts (PIDs)

A Public Infrastructure District (PID) is a local government entity created to organize financing for public improvements in a specific community. A PID is governed by community members and has the power to levy additional property taxes, impose fees, and issue bonds.

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Electronic Meetings

Electronic meetings are becoming a popular option to allow more people to participate in public meetings from a variety of locations and they are very useful and necessary during times of crisis. 

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Open & Public Meetings Act (OPMA)

The Open and Public Meetings Act (OPMA) is intended to provide citizens the opportunity to witness the decisions made by their community’s elected/appointment officials, including the deliberations leading up to those decisions. An essential aspect to a free and democratic society is the ability of citizens to observe the inner workings of their government and impact citizens can have with their educated votes. Though the regulations of OPMA may seem very strict, they are important in preserving the balance between the people and their government.

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