Business Meeting

Saturday, January 24, 2015
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.

At the 2015 MMA Annual Business Meeting, members will consider resolutions on local aid, employee benefits, and funding for municipal infrastructure maintenance. (See links for full text below.) Each resolution was drafted by an MMA policy committee during the fall and approved by the MMA Board of Directors on Nov. 12.

Also at the meeting, members will hear from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who will discuss federal issues that affect cities and towns.

The proposed resolutions are as follows:

• Resolution Ensuring a Strong and Enduring Fiscal Partnership Between Cities and Towns and State Government in Fiscal 2016 and Beyond, proposed by the MMA’s Fiscal Policy Committee

• Resolution Relative to Investments in Municipal Capital Projects to Facilitate Economic Growth and Protect the Health and Safety of Citizens, proposed by the MMA’s Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment and the MMA’s Policy Committee on Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities

• Resolution Ensuring a Modern and Sustainable Personnel Management and Benefits System to Attract and Retain Public Employees, Provide Excellent Municipal Services, and Ensure Prudent Use of Taxpayer Dollars, proposed by the MMA’s Policy Committee on Personnel and Labor Relations

The policy committees that drafted the resolutions welcomed member comments throughout December so that committee members could review the input before the Annual Business Meeting.