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NLC News

Jun 11

This is a guest post by Katherine Bates.

The Rose Main Reading Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library. (Photo:

Libraries have always played a critical community role in offering low-income residents access to information. Although most libraries offer free public internet access, computers are in high demand and often have time limits…

Jun 11

Every family should have the opportunity to save for their children’s future, but this is simply not the reality for many low- and moderate-income families.

From left to right: Laura Owens, 'I Have a Dream' Foundation; Heidi Goldberg, National League of Cities, Michael Sherraden, Center for Social Development at Washington University; San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros; St.…

Jun 11

SALT LAKE CITY – More than 200 local leaders are convening this week in Salt Lake City 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 is a platform for members of the seven policy and advocacy steering committees to discuss the organization's federal action priorities and…

Jun 11
  • Economic Development

For more information about the initiative and how to join, please see this fact sheet.

WASHINGTON–In conjunction with the White House and Small Business Administration, the National League of Cities today launched a new initiative that calls on cities to reduce the time it takes to discover and apply for all local, state and federal requirements needed to…

Jun 10

Last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined hundreds of service providers, community members and business leaders to announce that the city had built the system necessary to effectively end veteran homelessness.

Mayor Annise Parker discusses how Houston effectively ended veteran homelessness at the official announcement event on Monday, June 1. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Housing…
Jun 08

National League of Cities CEO & Executive Director Clarence Anthony, seen here speaking at NLC's Congressional City Conference in March. (Jason Dixson)

The tragedies that have occurred in Ferguson, New York City, Baltimore, and other communities throughout America have rightly sparked conversation about the social, cultural, racial and economic factors that affect the everyday lives…

Jun 08

Members of the National League of Cities who are interested in attending the 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship. The application process is currently underway with a deadline of July 15, 2015. The scholarship recipient can use the award to cover Leadership Summit registration costs and defray travel expenses.

Jun 07

This is a guest post by Thomas M. Larned. This post is the first entry in a two-part series regarding efforts to reform policing practices in response to a growing divide between police officers and the communities that they protect and serve.

Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), a TV character from the 1960s that embodied many of the ideas associated today with community-oriented…

Jun 07

This is a guest post by Jack Calhoun. The post originally appeared here.

Firefighters work to extinguish street fires in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., August 1965. The historic Watts riots occurred after neighborhood residents watched two white officers scuffling in apprehending a suspected black drunk driver. (image courtesy

Author’s note:…

Jun 05
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: EPA Releases Final "Waters of the U.S." Rule Preemption of Local Authority on Internet Taxation Legislation Headed to House Floor Next Week The E-Fairness Hearing That Never Was Supreme Court Rules Motive and Knowledge Not the Same in Religious Accommodation Case New Report on Sharing Economy Finds City Leaders Support Ridesharing, Are Concerned about Safety Free Webinar:…