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NLC News

Jun 25
Nashville at Dusk
Nashville at Dusk
  • Communications

Music City is setting the stage for the 2015 National League of Cities Congress of Cities, which will take place at the new Music City Center convention hall in the heart of downtown Nashville, Nov. 4-7.

“Nashville is thrilled to host the National League of Cities. Along with Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and the Metropolitan Council, I look forward to the arrival of our colleagues from…

Jun 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Transportation

WASHINGTON - Following the introduction of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"Today we applaud Chairman Inhofe, Ranking Member Boxer and members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for introducing the DRIVE Act, a bill that answers the…

Jun 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Last Monday, NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City and NLC Public Safety Committee Chair Karen Freeman Wilson, mayor, Gary, Ind., were featured…

Jun 19

This summer, the Supreme Court has already ruled on a number of cases that directly affect cities nationwide. (Getty Images)

Reed v. Town of Gilbert May Require Altering Sign Codes Nationwide

In Reed v. Town of Gilbert the Supreme Court held unanimously that Gilbert’s Sign Code, which treats various categories of signs differently based on the information they convey, violates the First…

Jun 19
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Rep. Chaffetz Introduces E-Fairness Legislation in the House  NLC Board and Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee Members Convene in Utah House Committee Passes Bills That Interfere with Local Taxing Authority  Permanent Tax Ban Passes the House NLC Seeks Member Feedback on "Waters of the U.S." Rule NLC Leaders Mark 50th Anniversary of HUD Major Differences Emerge…
Jun 19

In this issue:

Rep. Chaffetz Introduces E-Fairness Legislation in the House  NLC Board and Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee Members Convene in Utah House Committee Passes Bills That Interfere with Local Taxing Authority  Permanent Tax Ban Passes the House NLC Seeks Member Feedback on "Waters of the U.S." Rule NLC Leaders Mark 50th Anniversary of HUD Major Differences Emerge Between…
Jun 19

This is a guest post by Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the U.S. National Park Service.

Cyclists enjoy the South Platte Greenway, a river trail that travels through the Denver metropolitan area. NPS, Groundwork Denver and the City of Denver are working with adjacent low-income neighborhoods to help identify and address barriers to connecting to, and using, the Greenway. (Photo: National…

Jun 18
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

Hosted by NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, more than 200 local leaders from all across the country convened in the city last week for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and policy forum. In addition to a business meeting for NLC's board of directors, the convening provided a platform for members of the seven policy and advocacy steering…

Jun 18
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

New contract with HotelPlanner provides savings as well as technology to better manage city travel expenses

Jun 18
Press Release
Press Release
  • Public Safety

WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, June 17, a white gunman shot and killed nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

The following statement may be attributed to the National League of Cities:

"The National League of Cities community stands united with Charleston in this difficult time. We cannot let this act of one disturbed individual…