Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Co-founded by Mayor Nutter and Mayor Landrieu in 2011, Cities United serves as a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.
Mayor Gary Resnick of Wilton Manors, Fla. testified this week before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing on "Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment." He highlighted the role that local governments play in expanding and improving wireless broadband infrastructure in their communities.
Speaking today before the the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Elisha Harig-Blaine, principal housing associate for veterans and special needs at the National League of Cities (NLC), told the committee that Congress must act to pass two bills—S. 1885 and S. 2013—to help homeless veterans find stable housing.
From the opening reception to the closing event, visitors attending the National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Nov. 4-7, will have a front-row view of the world-class artistry, sounds and performances of Music City.
NLC announces the selection of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) to receive technical and financial assistance to host statewide municipal summits on afterschool and expanded learning in 2016.
A new report released from the National League of Cities (NLC) reveals that municipal finances have stabilized in the wake of the Great Recession, but the recession's effects are still evident in city budgets across the nation.
Stemming from a 2003 court decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a timeline for updating its Phase II stormwater regulations regarding the procedures to be used for providing coverage to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) under general permits.
NLC continues to work with city leaders in urging Congress to take action in support of e-fairness and closing the online sales tax loophole.
The House was caught by surprise in July when the Senate introduced and approved the DRIVE Act, a bipartisan, six-year transportation bill.
This week, NLC launched its campaign to make city issues a focus in the 2016 presidential election, #CitiesLead2016. Lead by NLC First Vice President Melodee Colbert Kean, council member, Joplin, Mo., city leaders gathered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the center of early presidential campaigning, to announce NLC's plans and issue a call to action for presidential candidates.