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NLC News

Mar 04

This is a guest post by Mayor William A. Bell, Sr., Birmingham, Ala. This post is part of the NLC Community Service Series, and originally appeared here.

The office of Mayor William A. Bell, Sr., engaged citizen volunteers and formed partnerships with various local organizations in order to revitalize communities in Birmingham, Ala. (image courtesy of citiesofservice.org)

In…

Mar 04
Obama
Obama
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will address city leaders at the National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference Monday, March 9 in Washington. The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah:

"It is a great honor to have President Obama address city leaders at the National League of…

Mar 02

This is a guest post by Jess Zimbabwe and Michelle McDonough Winters.

A Rose Center panel reviews a model of the Mueller Airport redevelopment in Austin, which includes both for-sale and for-rent homes—25% of the total units on the site—that are affordable to families making less than 80% of the area median income. (photo: Jess Zimbabwe)

Housing affordability is a serious concern…

Mar 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • Public Safety

WASHINGTON - Following the release of the interim report outlining recommendations from President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Community Policing, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah issued the following statement:

"On behalf of the National League of Cities' members, I want to thank the President's Task Force on 21st Century…

Feb 27
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Mark Your Calendar with These Conference Highlights  FCC Decides on Municipal Broadband Petitions and Net Neutrality  NLC Advocacy Priority Issue Updates Issue Update: E-fairness Issue Update: Investing in Local Transportation Priorities Issue Update: Protecting Municipal Bonds HUD Accepting Comments on CDBG Section 108 Loan Program Rescheduled: NLC's 2015 Legislative…
Feb 27

In this issue:

Mark Your Calendar with These Conference Highlights  FCC Decides on Municipal Broadband Petitions and Net Neutrality  NLC Advocacy Priority Issue Updates
Feb 26
Press Release
Press Release
  • Civic Engagement

Washington, D.C. - Following today's vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preempt laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that limit municipal broadband, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO & Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"This morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right choice by voting to eliminate…

Feb 25
  • Technology

25 Communities to Work with Developer Ecosystem to Spur Innovation

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that the Multi-City Innovation Campaign (MCIC), a program that helps spur quality innovation in cities across the country, will expand to 25 communities under NLC's leadership in 2015. The campaign was started in 2014 by…

Feb 24

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx issued the Mayors' Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists over the next year.

Mayors who commit to creating safer, more connected walking and bicycling networks in their cities will be invited to attend the Mayors' Summit for Safer People, Safer Streets on March 12 in Washington, D.C. (Getty…

Feb 23
  • Economic Development

You may have heard that the Department of Labor is encouraging states to begin implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and you may have heard rumblings within your state about the ways in which your state intends to consolidate existing workforce investment areas into regionally-based workforce areas. In fact, we know that a good number of states have already begun…