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NLC News

Dec 11

Hoverboards are anticipated to be a trending Christmas gift this year. City officials will need to anticipate how this very popular device fits into the mobility plans in their respective community. (Image via YouTube screen capture)

“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.” That’s what residents are singing in Great Britain this Christmas after the government interpreted the Highway Act of 1835…

Dec 11

Cities can, should, and must revise their sign codes to comply with the Supreme Court's ruling on Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona. While it might not be easy, and all the fixes won’t make perfect sense, Reed provides cities an opportunity to ask themselves what they want their communities to look like and how they can get there creatively and legally.

Municipal codes treat signs…

Dec 11
Press Release
Press Release
  • Technology

State, county, and city leaders serving as the elected governing board of NLC corporate partner IBTS (Institute for Building Technology and Safety) heard reports on significant achievements during the final board meeting of 2015 at the IBTS headquarters in Ashburn, Va., last week. Of special interest is the Master Service Agreement negotiated between IBTS and the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML…

Dec 08

Missed our latest juvenile justice reform webinar? Not to worry, now you can watch and listen to Police Protocols to Reduce Arrests of Young People in Your City on YouTube.

This webinar, which took place  on Friday, December 18, 2015, features Deputy Superintendent Michael Gropman of the Brookline, Massachusetts Police Department and Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel of the Philadelphia…

Dec 04
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: New Long Term Transportation Bill Set to Become Law  House Committee Agrees - Muni Bonds are High Quality Presidential Election Update: Cities Lead 2016 Watch Online: Metropolitan Broadband Discussion with Brookings Institution  January 12: Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive this Supreme Court Term? New Long-Term Transportation Bill Set to Become Law

Matt…

Dec 04

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. This month’s roundup features resources shared at the Congress of Cities (CoC) meeting in Nashville. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

Federal Dollars Help Match Business with Bricks and Mortar in Detroit. The Motor City Match program, funded by Community…

Dec 04
Press Release
Press Release
  • Transportation
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON—Last night, the U.S. Senate joined the House to pass a five-year, $305 billion transportation bill, representing the first time Congress has passed a long-term national transportation funding bill in more than a decade. The "Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act" (H.R. 22) restores certainty to a national surface transportation program that has been strung…

Dec 04

In this issue:

New Long Term Transportation Bill Set to Become Law  House Committee Agrees - Muni Bonds are High Quality Presidential Election Update: Cities Lead 2016 Watch Online: Metropolitan Broadband Discussion with Brookings Institution  January 12: Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive this Supreme Court Term? New Long-Term Transportation Bill Set to Become Law

Matt…

Dec 02

A well-aligned early care and education system includes streamlined communication and coordinated services that address the full range of academic, behavioral, health and family issues.

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As a culmination of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) two-year project to help cities align early childhood care and education systems from birth through third grade, NLC…

Nov 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Leading local government associations take over 78,000 SF at 660 North Capitol Street

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Counties (NACo) and National League of Cities (NLC) announced today that they will colocate their headquarters at 660 North Capitol Street in Washington, D.C. The move allows Washington's two leading local government organizations to…