News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

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…

Oct 02

This is a guest post by Katie McKellar. The post originally appeared in Deseret News.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker kicks off NLC's Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy on Wednesday, October 7, sharing more about SLC Kids Explore and other city initiatives from the eight city teams attending from across the country.

Mayor Ralph Becker announces a new city initiative…
Oct 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

From the opening reception to the closing event, visitors attending the National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Nov. 4-7, will have a front-row view of the world-class artistry, sounds and performances of Music City.

Oct 01
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

WASHINGTON—At the inaugural Afterschool STEM Summit in Washington this week, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the selection of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) to receive technical and financial assistance to host statewide municipal summits on afterschool and expanded learning in 2016. The summits will bring together city leaders and state agency officials to focus on…

Sep 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

NEW YORK—A new report released today from the National League of Cities (NLC) reveals that municipal finances have stabilized in the wake of the Great Recession, but the recession's effects are still evident in city budgets across the nation. The 30th annual City Fiscal Conditions report found that fiscal impacts of the 2007 recession are much more substantial when compared to similar…