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NLC News

Aug 10

WASHINGTON — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that 105 cities across the country are hosting community conversations or engaging in other efforts to strengthen trust between the police and the communities they serve. The announcement comes exactly four weeks after President Obama urged all Americans to do whatever they can to foster…

Aug 10

WASHINGTON — Following the decision issued today by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that reverses the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2015 action in support of local broadband projects, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO & Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement:

"The decision by the Sixth Circuit to reverse the FCC's decision on municipal…

Jul 28
  • Environment & Sustainability
In press release

Creating a Culture of Shared Vision, Knowledge and Trust: New ULI Report Explores How to Build Effective Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Robert Krueger

For more information, contact Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016) — The challenges and opportunities associated with creating effective public-private…

Jul 27

WASHINGTON — The Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) program celebrated a significant achievement today as the City of McAllen, Texas, became the first city nationwide to earn an "All-Star Community" designation. All-Star Communities are LMCTC participants that have instituted new evidence-based policy strategies after completing the five LMCTC goals. McAllen was…

Jul 25

WASHINGTON — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) affirmed its commitment to bring City Summit, the organization's annual fall conference that convenes more than 4,000 city leaders and other officials, to the City of Charlotte in 2017. The Executive Committee of the board of directors passed a resolution over the weekend in the wake of fallout over the N.C. General Assembly's passage of…

Jul 21

At RNC Panel, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Calls for Gas Tax Increase: "We Should Be Doing More"

CLEVELAND —  July 20, 2016 —  Republican elected officials from across the nation explained how infrastructure investments have fueled growth in their local economies, and said those successes support the case for…

Jul 21

This week, President Obama announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative to advance solar energy deployment across the country, particularly for low- and middle-income households. A center piece of the initiative is to give every American household the opportunity to improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy use through PACE programs. PACE, or Property Assessed…

Jul 17

WASHINGTON — The following statement was released after reports that police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were killed and injured. It is attributed to National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony:

"Today, we learned that an unspeakable act of violence was committed against officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department. Our hearts and prayers go…

Jul 15

With both the House and the Senate adjourning for the summer recess, the next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Friday, September 9. When Congress reconvenes on September 6, they will face deadlines to pass spending bills to avoid a government shutdown on October 1. It promises to be a busy fall with issues important to cities and towns front and center.

In this…

Jul 14

Economic Development Remains Most Critical Issue for Third Consecutive Year

WASHINGTON — For the third consecutive year, economic development remained the top issue for the nation's mayors, according to a comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC). In the 2016 State of the Cities report,…