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NLC News

Jul 10

This is a guest post by Timothy A. Evans.

Under the leadership of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans is taking the lead in community-building efforts to address racial reconciliation. (Getty Images)

Over the course of the last year, we’ve witnessed several events in cities across our nation that call upon each of us as Americans to examine more critically issues of race and equity…

Jul 10

This is a guest post by Leon T. Andrews, Jr.

Baltimore is just one of many cities across the nation that have experienced tragic events during the past year related to issues of racism, inequity, economic development and police-community relations. (Getty Images)

During the past year we have witnessed several events in cities across the nation that call on each of us, as…

Jul 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

 

Nashville has announced a lineup of high-impact mobile workshops that will feature innovative and successful initiatives at the NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nov. 4-7. Produced by Metro Nashville Government, the mobile workshops will provide NLC delegates a close, inside look at a range of public and public/private efforts that contribute to Nashville's success.…

Jul 09
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON—In the aftermath of the tension and unrest seen in cities such as Ferguson and New York last year, cities have been the focus of societal issues surrounding race, equity and opportunity. Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released the "2015 State of the Cities" report, which found that economic development was the most-covered topic in mayoral "state of the city" speeches…

Jul 07

WASHINGTON—Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) announced a new initiative designed to improve outcomes during the first five years of life for children in communities across the United States. Through the initiative, NLC and CSSP will work with 16 cities and counties that have demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring young…

Jul 06

Our RFP to participate in one of two Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academies in October is now available. Children connect to nature in all sorts of ways, from outdoor adventure programs to exploring their local park. (photo: Children & Nature Network)

A new movement is taking shape to help children make stronger connections with nature. Cities and their community…

Jul 03
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Co-Sponsors Needed to Level the Playing Field! Watch Online: NLC President Becker Talks Climate Resilience July 9 July 13: Startup in a Day Funding Opportunity Deadline Supreme Court Closes Term with Landmark Cases, City Impacts Reminder: Supreme Court Employment Cases Webinar July 15 Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 14 Co-Sponsors Needed to Level the…
Jul 03

In this issue:

Co-Sponsors Needed to Level the Playing Field! Watch Online: NLC President Becker Talks Climate Resilience July 9 July 13: Startup in a Day Funding Opportunity Deadline Supreme Court Closes Term with Landmark Cases, City Impacts Reminder: Supreme Court Employment Cases Webinar July 15 Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 14 Co-Sponsors Needed to Level…
Jul 02

This is a guest post by Denver councilmember Mary Beth Susman. This post is the first installment of a new blog series that examines how the sharing economy is developing in different cities.

Statistics show about 2000 dwellings in Denver listed on various short-term rental websites - a sign that the sharing economy in Denver is booming. (Juli Scalzi/Getty Images)

Exciting…

Jul 02

Several weeks ago, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775). If enacted, the RTPA will give states and local governments the flexibility to require remote online retailers to collect the sales taxes that are already owed on remote purchases. Closing this online sales tax loophole would not only level the playing field between online…