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  • March 25, 2013

    NLC Launches 'State of the City 2013' Series

    NLC launches its ‘State of the Cities' series on our blog, CitiesSpeak. The series features seven posts analyzing 2013 State of the City Addresses given by mayors and city managers from 30 U.S. cities across the country.

  • NLC offers an exclusive online screening of the documentary film DETROPIA on Thursday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 16th.
    March 25, 2013

    NLC Offers Private Screening of DETROPIA

    NLC offers an exclusive online screening of the documentary film DETROPIA on Thursday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 16th.

  • March 25, 2013

    Columnist: Cities And Food: Quandary, Opportunity

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes that in the next 40 years, the world will need to produce as much food as it's produced over all of human history; a recent "Feeding Cities" conference put on at the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research tackled many of these issues related to hunger and population growth.

  • March 22, 2013

    What Has the Nation’s Workforce Investment System Been Able to Achieve?

    For the past fifteen years, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) has been a significant force behind efforts to put people to work and back-to-work in meaningful jobs that are likely to provide sustainable employment and livable wages. This article is the first in a series of three designed to educate NLC members about the WIA.

  • The Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) held its business meeting at the 2013 Congressional City Conference. In a special election, Vice President Stephen Sham, Councilmember, Alhambra, CA, was elected as the group's new president.
    March 22, 2013

    Stephen Sham Elected President of APAMO

    The Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) held its business meeting at the 2013 Congressional City Conference. In a special election, Vice President Stephen Sham, Councilmember, Alhambra, CA, was elected as the group's new president.

  • March 22, 2013

    Water Resources Bill Advances in Senate

    Last week, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA, S. 601) authorizing 18 new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects while instituting a number of reforms to the process. NLC supports the bill.

  • March 22, 2013

    Court Deals a Blow to Residential PACE Programs

    Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a District Court ruling and dismissed a case against the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which was undergoing a court-ordered rulemaking procedure on Enterprise Underwriting Standards for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.

  • March 22, 2013

    Competing in the Knight News Challenge on Civic Engagement

    NLC submitted a proposal to the Knight Foundation News Challenge for a Community-based Civic Accelerator and Peer Network, which will create a coalition of cities that together will ramp-up their citizen engagement efforts.

  • NLC's Executive Director Clarence Anthony offers highlights of the 2013 Congressional City conference that brought 1600 elected officials to Washington, D.C.
    March 22, 2013

    Message from NLC Executive Director: 2013 Congressional City Conference was a Great Success!

    NLC's Executive Director Clarence Anthony offers highlights of the 2013 Congressional City conference that brought 1600 elected officials to Washington, D.C.

  • March 22, 2013

    Bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Vote Shows Widespread Support for Online Sales Tax

    NLC applauded the 75 Senators who voted for the Marketplace Fairness amendment, demonstrating their support for Main Street businesses by giving state and local governments the authority to collect sales taxes on remote sales.