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NLC News

Oct 13
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA's water quality and environmental justice goals through the Urban Waters Small Grants program.

Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved…

Oct 13
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati issued a temporary nationwide stay of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Clean Water Rule (also known as the "Waters of the U.S." rule). In a 2-1 split decision, the court questioned not only the substantive nature of the rule, but also the rulemaking process. The decision puts a…

Oct 13
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

PHILADELPHIA—Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Co-founded by Mayor Nutter and Mayor Landrieu in 2011, Cities United serves as a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.

"Anthony…

Oct 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Mayor Gary Resnick Testifies Before the Senate on Wireless Broadband Court Halts Implementation of "Waters of the U.S." Rule Cities Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Supporting Homeless Veterans Florida League of Cities Advocates Call for Long-Term Transportation Funding EPA Announces Tougher Ozone Standard  NLC Asks Congress to Strip CSO Prohibition from Appropriations …
Oct 09

This is a guest post by Christi Branscom and Kathleen Gibi.

Children in Knoxville participate in the city's Kids Can Bike! program. (City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department)

As we got into the back of a taxi on a warm September morning in Washington, we had the following conversation:

Christi to the driver: “We need to get to the security check…

Oct 09

In this issue:

Mayor Gary Resnick Testifies Before the Senate on Wireless Broadband Court Halts Implementation of "Waters of the U.S." Rule Cities Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Supporting Homeless Veterans Florida League of Cities Advocates Call for Long-Term Transportation Funding EPA Announces Tougher Ozone Standard  NLC Asks Congress to Strip CSO Prohibition from Appropriations …
Oct 08

This is the second installment in a series highlighting upcoming Supreme Court cases that could affect local government. The first installment can be read here.

It’s opening week at the Supreme Court – last Thursday, the Court agreed to decide 13 more cases this term. (Getty Images)

Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey is perhaps the most interesting grant for local…

Oct 08
Resnick Testimony
Resnick Testimony
  • Technology

Earlier this week, Mayor Gary Resnick, Wilton Manors, FL testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at the "Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment" hearing.

Mayor Resnick is a long time member of the National League of Cities and current chair of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Intergovernmental…

Oct 06
  • Community & Housing

The Future of Big Cities: Planning Directors Share Their Perspectives

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm

San Francisco City Hall, North Light Court

As global trends continue to reshape our cities, we face a new set of challenges and opportunities: housing a growing population, expanding better and more reliable transportation options, adapting to a…

Oct 06
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

WASHINGTON—Speaking today before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Elisha Harig-Blaine, principal housing associate for veterans and special needs at the National League of Cities (NLC), told the committee that Congress must act to pass two bills—S. 1885 and S. 2013—to help homeless veterans find stable housing. The bills make needed improvements to how the U.S. Department of…