Ten mayors from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago today to speak at “Big Ideas for Cities,” an event presented by the National League of Cities and the University of Chicago that featured mayors from around the country offering compelling talks on ideas, initiatives and innovations that can make a dramatic difference to the future of our cities.
The recently-introduced Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Assessment Protection Act (H.R. 4285) would allow state and local governments to develop and implement residential PACE programs to finance the purchase and installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits.
With federal legislation authorizing surface transportation programs expiring on September 30, House and Senate leaders have begun discussions on how to renew the current program in light of transportation revenue shortfalls.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is engaged in a national, multi-year campaign to increase its outreach to state and local governments that issue municipal securities.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's report compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. NLC joins with the Foundation in calling for more targeted investment of resources to improve outcomes for children of color.
National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. today released this statement on the New Markets Tax Credit Extension (H.R. 4365) legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today.
The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the start of the third annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a community service campaign to encourage cities nationwide to be more mindful of the water they use. The annual program, held during Earth Month (April 1-30), encourages elected officials to inspire their cities’ residents to make pledges and support water conservation efforts.
More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico are standing together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps by participating in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service tomorrow.
The Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) held its Business Meeting on Monday, March 10, during the Congressional City Conference. A key item at this year’s meeting was the election of the group’s 2014 Board of Directors.
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) announced last week that they would not delay implementation of GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions.