NLC's 2016 federal priorities reflect important issues around the economy, infrastructure and public safety, providing a framework to empower cities to address the challenges we face. Here's what we'll be working towards this year, and what we're asking Congress and the administration to do in order to move our nation forward.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The 5-4 ruling halts implementation of the CPP while the rule is under review at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
On Tuesday, President Obama released the final budget proposal of his Administration for fiscal year 2017. The largest new proposals focus on local priorities, including over $1 billion to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic, a 10-year clean transportation initiative, and a 10-year initiative to end family harmlessness.
Nearly 60 mayors and councilmembers urged Congress to take action to reform the criminal justice system, supporting two bipartisan bills that would reduce penalties for non-violent drug offenses and reduce recidivism rates.
The National League of Cities (NLC), on behalf of local leaders across the country, reaffirmed its support for the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) the Supreme Court action to temporarily halt implementation of the plan.
The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to help the City, its partners and stakeholders transition Boeing’s closing C-17 military airplane manufacturing facility back into productive use, and develop new economic development, industry attraction, job retention and workforce training strategies that align with the mayor’s vision of Long Beach becoming a hub for emerging technology and innovation.
Earlier today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), John Duncan (R-TN) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, which would provide funding to replace, repair and rehabilitate critical wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.
This is the first in a series of articles revolving around topics that were presented at NLC's 20th Annual Leadership Summit in Charlotte, N.C. The program, titled "Leadership That Leaves a Legacy" addressed themes of leadership, trust, change, courage, and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.
The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD) into a sustainable, vibrant and revitalized urban center.
Eight diverse cities were competitively selected to participate in the Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership (FISCL) project.