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  • NLC members have the option of participating on any of five member councils within NLC that offer city representatives a gathering place to share and discuss ideas and solutions in a more intimate environment focused on specific types of communities.
    September 28, 2012

    Member Councils Offer Avenue for Greater Participation in NLC

    NLC members have the option of participating on any of five member councils within NLC that offer city representatives a gathering place to share and discuss ideas and solutions in a more intimate environment focused on specific types of communities.

  • As NLC has traveled to many state municipal league conventions throughout the year, we’ve enjoyed seeing our members and meeting potential new members.  Our 2012 tour continues with a few stops around the country in October and November.
    September 28, 2012

    NLC On the Road this Fall - We Hope to See You

    As NLC has traveled to many state municipal league conventions throughout the year, we’ve enjoyed seeing our members and meeting potential new members. Our 2012 tour continues with a few stops around the country in October and November.

  • September 27, 2012

    High Stakes for Cities and Towns in Eminent Domain Showdown

    A proposal being considered in San Bernadino, CA, to use eminent domain to help struggling homeowners could have unintended consequences for the existing rights of cities and counties to use eminent domain. NLC has submitted comments to the Federal Housing Finance Agency warning that any federal legislative or regulatory action that could impact use of eminent domain by local governments is a cause for concern.

  • As cities look for new ways to cut costs and streamline government operations, a new payment solution, the NLC Procurement Card Program (P-Card), brings both cost savings and efficiencies to city purchasing.
    September 24, 2012

    NLC Procurement Card Program Brings Efficiencies and Savings to the City Payment Process

    As cities look for new ways to cut costs and streamline government operations, a new payment solution, the NLC Procurement Card Program (P-Card), brings both cost savings and efficiencies to city purchasing.

  • Boston's comprehensive food policy - a city-wide food strategy in the area of economic development, healthier eating and an improved quality of life - will be on display in a mobile workshop at the Congress of Cities, November 28-December 1.
    September 24, 2012

    Get a Taste of Boston's Food Policy at Congress of Cities

    Boston's comprehensive food policy - a city-wide food strategy in the area of economic development, healthier eating and an improved quality of life - will be on display in a mobile workshop at the Congress of Cities, November 28-December 1.

  • September 23, 2012

    Columnist: Naples: Poster Child for Relieving Traffic Horrors?

    Neal Peirce discusses the rising concern in the world's major urban centers over the coexistence of motor vehicles and humans, using Naples, Italy, as a good example of mayoral leadership in an international city.

  • September 21, 2012

    Cities’ Message to Congress: Sequestration is Bad Policy

    Now that Congress has passed a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and is adjourning until after the election, the nation braces for sequestration, a set of across-the-board spending cuts to the federal budget set to take effect on January 2. NLC opposes these draconian cuts and calls upon Congress to take action to prevent them from taking effect.

  • September 21, 2012

    Continuing Resolution Extends Funding for Key Local Government Programs for Six Months

    Action by the House of Representatives and the Senate to fund the federal government through March 2013 means the federal programs that fund many key local government services will, at a minimum, receive the same amount as in FY 2012. In some instances, there is even positive news -- an increase -- to report.

  • NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee held its fall meeting on September 13-15 in North Little Rock, AR, where members focused on energy and sustainability issues including natural gas production and the hydraulic fracturing process.
    September 19, 2012

    NLC Committee Focuses on Natural Gas, Sustainability

    NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee held its fall meeting on September 13-15 in North Little Rock, AR, where members focused on energy and sustainability issues including natural gas production and the hydraulic fracturing process.

  • A major new report developed by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families offers city leaders a detailed guide for building management information systems in order to coordinate local afterschool programs more effectively.
    September 17, 2012

    New NLC Toolkit on Using Management Information Systems to Build Stronger Afterschool Systems

    A major new report developed by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families offers city leaders a detailed guide for building management information systems in order to coordinate local afterschool programs more effectively.