Local Government

Local Government Education

  • Local Government and Finance Education -Each Fall, UW-Extension’s Local Government Center puts on  local finance workshops for town and village officials. 

The Local Government Center’s WisLine Distance Education series can be found on the LGC website at: http://lgc.uwex.edu//WisLines/index.html
Wisline Series Topics include:
      –Conducting Local Elections
      –Current Issues Affecting Local Government Officials
      –Local Land Use Planning, and Zoning
      — Board of Review Training

 Local Government News from UW-Extension’s “Local Call” blog

  • Charging Fees for Public Record Requests of Electronic Records
    Providing the public with information is an essential function of local government. But complying with public records requests take time and money. To provide some balance to this conundrum, the Wisconsin Public Records Law allows an authority to charge certain fees for complying with a records request. An authority may impose a fee for the […]
  • LGC Partner,Prof. Brian Ohm, Authors Extension Report on Changes to Planning Laws
    A new Extension Report summarizing Wisconsin planning-related case law and state legislative enactments for the past year.  It is available at the UW-Madison Urban and Regional Planning Website website.  Significant court cases over the past year eliminated the authority of towns to zone land within the shoreland area and further reduced the extraterritorial […]
  • Regulating the Rocket’s Red Glare
    Local Governments receive many questions about fireworks, and especially during the July 4 holiday.  The Local Government Center has identified these online resources to help answer questions.  Click the titles to connect to the information source.  And Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! Wisconsin Department of Justice Fireworks Law Clarification State Ba […]


Other Local Government Links
Wisconsin Counties Association
Wisconsin Towns Association
League of Wisconsin Municipalities

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