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NLC News

May 16

As Councilmember Ron Nirenberg explains, San Antonio has made a number of strategic investments to diversify its water portfolio and ensure long-term water security.

A group of explorers enters the Edwards Aquifer in Texas, via the Seco Sinkhole in Medina County. The city of San Antonio grew and benefitted from the area’s fortuitous location over the Edwards Aquifer, which continues to…
May 16

Congressman Earl Blumenauer explains that the world of transportation is undertaking a radical change that makes vanishing fuel tax revenue the tip of the iceberg.

"Congress and the next administration need to provide real resources paired with serious reform, maintaining what we have while encouraging emerging technologies and innovation for the future, and building the infrastructure to…
May 16

This week, police officers from cities and towns across the country are in Washington, D.C. to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our communities. On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, NLC acknowledges the sacrifice of police officers who put themselves in harm's way to keep our cities safe.

Between 120 to 160 police officers are killed in the…

May 16

Report Highlights Infrastructure Funding Tools in a New Era of Federalism

WASHINGTON — Despite the fact that infrastructure is a critical part of daily life for all Americans, the infrastructure deficit in the United States grows with each passing day. The National League of Cities (NLC) today released a new report on the ability of cities to address the…

May 13

The presumptive Republican nominee for president wasn’t the only one meeting with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan this week.

House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with NLC Director of Federal Advocacy Carolyn Coleman and local officials from Wisconsin on Monday, May 9, 2016.

This is a guest post by Carolyn Coleman.

On Monday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Speaker Ryan, along…

May 13

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. With Infrastructure Week just around the corner, this week's talk centers on roads and transportation.

Bill Ford is a car guy — his great-grandfather was Henry Ford, and he grew up inside the massive Ford…

May 13

With the 2016 Leadership Summit approaching, members of the National League of Cities interested in attending are eligible to apply for the Michael H. T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Award. The National League of Cities honors the work and memory of Councilmember Michael Lynch of Kirkwood, Missouri. Councilmember Michael Lynch tragically lost his life in February of 2008, but continues to…

May 12

Following the tragic news that National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Immediate Past President Dr. James L. Walls, Jr., mayor, District Heights, Maryland, passed away at his home on Thursday, the National League of Cities (NLC) leadership issued the following statement:

"Mayor Walls dedicated his life to public service and exemplified local leadership. Throughout his…

May 12

Initiative will identify trends, challenges and solutions to local government retirement challenges to help cities achieve greater fiscal sustainability

WASHINGTON—Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the launch of the new public sector retirement initiative, sponsored by ICMA-RC, to strengthen municipal fiscal health by equipping elected…

May 11

Local governments in the rust belt are working to socially integrate immigrants in order to promote local development. Here's how they're achieving success.

The city of Baltimore has promoted development through immigration in a number of ways, such as offering seed funding and technical assistance to the Latino Economic Development Center, which provides consultation, training and micro-…