The White House announcement today about federal grants and private money aimed at boosting public safety, neighborhood revitalization, and public transportation will hopefully help Detroit begin the long road to recovery, says Clarence Anthony, Executive Director of NLC.
The EPA is proposing new rulemaking for performance standards and emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. The new rules would be aimed at reducing landfill gas, a combination of methane and other air pollutants, but residents could see rate increases as a result.
NLC is launching the Municipal Leadership to Promote Educational Alignment for Young Children initiative as part of a national effort to increase the likelihood that children will achieve educational success by the end of 3rd grade. The initiative is funded by grants from W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
A new report from the National League of Cities spotlights the impact of the rapidly changing mobile vending industry on cities. The report offers best practices for city leaders to take advantage of the benefits of food trucks.
Along Lake Ontario and inland, more than 170 construction cranes, North America's biggest assemblage, are busily expanding an already vast collection of skyscrapers.
City leaders are encouraged to join President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a conference call with state and local elected officials on Wednesday, September 25, at 2:30 pm EDT.
Local leaders understand the importance of a strong telecommunications infrastructure. Broadband access at gigabit speeds can help meet community goals in key areas, such as business, education and health care.
Local officials have until November 5, 2013 to weigh in on proposed rail safety changes that are intended to make the fleet of new and existing tank cars that carry ethanol and crude oil by rail in North America safer.
NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee is in Pinecrest to discuss resiliency and climate change impacts on south Florida and the response that local communities have taken.
“As we approach yet another fiscal cliff, Congress seems intent on throwing the economy, our communities and the nation’s families over the side," says Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities.