Manchester Municipal Risk Management Authority

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10.06.20 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.16.20 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Fire/EMS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Facilities Management Committee Meeting
11.05.20 Lower Peninsula Law Enforcement Committee Meeting
11.10.20 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
10.13.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.15.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.20.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace
10.22.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
MMRMA Updates Water/Beach Safety, Community Property Rental/Use Resources
Documents aim to help member parks and recreation departments manage risk.

August 2020 Risk Journal
RAP/CAP grant update. Applications welcome; next deadline is October 2. Plus virtual public meeting tips from a member and a parliamentary expert, and exploring direct supervision in jails.

June 2020 Risk Journal
Developing, Communicating Plans to Reopen During and After Pandemic; Managing Inmate Expectations a Key Component of Effective Jails

Open Carry Meets Open Meetings

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The right to carry guns has become a hot political issue again recently. Michigan Open Carry, Inc., upped the ante when they sent a teenage member into a Lansing district library carrying an exposed shotgun. The resulting Court of Appeals decision in Capital Area District Library v. Michigan Open Carry, Inc. clarified that the local district library board’s attempt to regulate guns was pre-empted by the state statutes. It is now clear that any control of the right to carry must come from the state. Bills have since been introduced to regulate guns in district libraries and other public places, but this now becomes subject to the political process.

Open-carry advocates have also been attempting to attend open public meetings. Public entities should review this issue at once and not wait until the armed audience arrives. It is best to research this topic in advance, prior to any potential confrontation between law enforcement and armed audience members.

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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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