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NLC News

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 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…

Jun 17

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

Startup in a Day is a new initiative that calls on cities to reduce the time it takes to start a business by streamlining the permitting process.

Take the Startup in a Day Pledge. This week, the White House, Small Business…

Jun 15

Amid the first hot days of summer, and in the recent aftermath of social and economic unrest that roiled Baltimore and the nation, NLC’s annual Mayors’ Education Policy Advisors Network’s (EPAN) meeting took place in Baltimore earlier this month.

The city of Baltimore played host to NLC's recent Mayors' Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) meeting. Photo: Getty Images/sborisov…

Jun 15
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON - Following the introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act today, National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah issued the following statement:

"We applaud and support the legislation introduced today by Representative Chaffetz that will level the playing field between brick and mortar retailers and their online counterparts. It's…