Municipal Fundamentals for Government Officials

Speaker: League of Oregon Cities Staff

Topics include:

  • Council Responsibilities – attendees will learn about the council/manager form of government, the roles and responsibilities of council and city managers and will seek to achieve a facilitated discussion that allows attendees to seek experienced advice on how responsibilities are shared between council and their administrator;
  • Public Meetings – attendees will learn what constitutes a meeting for purposes of the state’s Public Meeting Law, the legal requirements associated with public meetings, serial meetings, executive sessions and free speech implications of public participation during meetings;
  • Public Records – attendees will learn the purpose behind Public Records Law, what is considered and is not considered public record, the state’s retention schedule, requirements related to the inspection and disclosure of public records and legal challenges related to the denial of access to public records;
  • Ethics – attendees will learn about how they are prohibited from using their office to their benefit, conflicts of interest, gifts, nepotism, outside employment parameters, restrictions on subsequent employment once they no longer work for or represent a city and statements of economic interest.

Available Sessions