• Municipalities Matter

  • Municipalities Matter: A Case for an Online Sales Tax
    For years, local authorities have tangled with online retailers over sales tax collection within communities. But this fall, a new development in a blockbuster Supreme Court case could force the issue into the national spotlight.
    Municipalities Matter: Wildfires Are a Community Design Problem

    This is a guest post by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and Yucel Ors of the National League of Cities

    Every mayor or city manager has read an article or watched a news clip focused on a community ravaged by wildfire. Many have even witnessed firsthand the economic, environmental, and social implications that wildland urban interface fires can create in unprepared communities. Every year, these images grow more widespread and familiar. 

    Municipalities Matter: Managing Meetings for Civility

    In a recent editorial "We are neighbors not enemies," the Vail Daily praised Town of Gypsum Mayor Steve Carver, who did something quite unusual before a contentious hearing. 


  • Municipalities Matter is a regular blog by Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League. Sam is responsible to CML's 21-member executive board for executing the policies and programs of the League. 

    What would you like to see discussed in Municipalities Matter? Contact Sam with your thoughts! (Email address is smamet @, without the spaces.)