Business Meeting

Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:15-11:50 a.m.
Ballroom A, Hynes Convention Center, 3rd floor


Each year, the members of the Massachusetts Municipal Association gather to consider recommendations from the MMA’s policy committees that will govern the MMA’s position and actions on these issues in the coming year.

After being approved by the MMA Board of Directors, resolutions are presented to the membership for discussion and debate. Proposed resolutions reflect a year of work by local officials from across the state who serve on MMA policy committees.

At the MMA’s 2014 Annual Business Meeting, members will consider resolutions on local aid, zoning and land use, and other post-employment benefits (OPEB).

Each resolution was drafted by an MMA policy committee during the fall and approved by the MMA Board of Directors on Nov. 12.

The resolutions are as follows:

• Resolution Ensuring a Strong Partnership Between Cities and Towns and the Commonwealth in Fiscal 2015 and Beyond, proposed by the MMA’s Fiscal Policy Committee

• Resolution Ensuring a Strong and Productive Role for Cities, Towns and Community Residents To Promote and Ensure Effective Land Use and Housing Policies, proposed by the MMA’s Policy Committee on Municipal and Regional Administration

• Resolution Ensuring Sustainable OPEB Costs for Cities and Towns and Local Taxpayers, proposed by the MMA’s Policy Committee on Personnel and Labor Relations

The proposed resolutions were first published in the December issue of The Beacon, and the policy committees that drafted them welcomed comments through Dec. 30.