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NLC News

Sep 29

This is a guest post by Gino Campana, councilmember, Fort Collins, Colo.

A family participates in Open Streets 2015 in Fort Collins, Colo. (photo: City of Fort Collins)

It was an honor to participate in a daylong celebratory event at the White House for the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) movement. Together with First Lady Michelle Obama, we celebrated the…

Sep 29

This post is the fifth installment in a series focused on NLC’s Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey.

Apprentice working with engineer to inspect manufacturing machinery. (Getty Images)

Economic development consistently ranks as a high priority for local officials across the country. Alongside this priority…

Sep 25
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue:  NLC Launches #CitiesLead2016 for the Presidential Election  Will the Federal Government Be Open For Business on October 1?  Deadline October 14: Apply to Serve on a Federal Advocacy Committee Now  Transportation Advocates Turn Attention to the House  Moratorium on Internet Access Taxation Extended in Continuing Resolution City Leaders Continue to Press for E-Fairness  EPA…
Sep 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Stemming from a 2003 court decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a timeline for updating its Phase II stormwater regulations regarding the procedures to be used for providing coverage to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) under general permits.

The purpose of this rulemaking is to fix certain deficiencies that the Ninth Circuit Court…

Sep 25
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

Advocates and congressional staff at a meeting in Joplin, Mo.

NLC continues to work with city leaders in urging Congress to take action in support of e-fairness and closing the online sales tax loophole. Hundreds of city leaders, state municipal leagues, business owners, and other allies have reached out to their U.S. representatives in support of…

Sep 25
  • Transportation

The House was caught by surprise in July when the Senate introduced and approved the DRIVE Act, a bipartisan, six-year transportation bill. Up until that point, the House was focused on additional short-term extensions to keep transportation funds flowing. With no long-term proposal to consider, Senate leaders sensed an opportunity and urged the House to quickly approve the DRIVE Act before…

Sep 25
Colbert Kean Iowa
Colbert Kean Iowa
  • Advocacy

This week, NLC launched its campaign to make city issues a focus in the 2016 presidential election, #CitiesLead2016. Lead by NLC First Vice President Melodee Colbert Kean, council member, Joplin, Mo., city leaders gathered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the center of early presidential campaigning, to announce NLC's plans and issue a call to action for presidential candidates.

"Today we…

Sep 25

In this issue: 

NLC Launches #CitiesLead2016 for the Presidential Election  Will the Federal Government Be Open For Business on October 1?  Deadline October 14: Apply to Serve on a Federal Advocacy Committee Now  Transportation Advocates Turn Attention to the House  Moratorium on Internet Access Taxation Extended in Continuing Resolution City Leaders Continue to Press for E-Fairness  EPA…
Sep 23

The National League of Cities recently joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to announce that 500 cities, towns and counties are now participating in the Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative.

A key part of the first lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, LMCTC helps local elected officials, their staff and communities in their efforts to ensure all…
Sep 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

This article is the third in a series of mobile workshop spotlights, presented by the City of Nashville ahead of the 2015 Congress of Cities and Exposition. Join NLC in Nashville this November, and sign up for mobile workshops to go on an educational tour highlighting successful programs and ideas unfolding in and around Nashville.

Nashville was at a crossroads in early 2009; it needed…