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NLC News

May 19
Graffiti in New York following the devastation cased by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. (photo: Ayasha Guerin /

The Chen residence in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island is occupied once again. During the 2012 superstorm known as Hurricane Sandy, the Chen home was inundated with 10 feet of flood water, as were other residences in the Midland and New Dorp Beach areas…

May 18

Council Member Jeff Moore, Longmont, Co. meets with Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

City leaders from around the nation came to Washington this week to push for greater investment in infrastructure, as part of NLC's recognition of Infrastructure Week. NLC President Ralph Becker, in addition to leaders…

May 18

"Cities are economic engines, and right now our engines ought to be racing. We hope that Members of Congress will understand our participation as a message that when they are finally ready to solve these seemingly intractable challenges to funding our nation's infrastructure, we will have their backs through the tough votes, and…

May 15

Applications for funding are now being accepted by the federal Assets for Independence (AFI) program to implement asset building projects that serve low-income individuals and their families. State and local government agencies are eligible to apply for AFI funding, along with 501(c) nonprofits and other types of organizations. For more details, view the AFI Funding Opportunity Announcement.…

May 14

This is a guest post by Bayfield, Colo. Mayor Rick Smith.

The San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. (photo: Ed Cooley)

With less revenue, municipalities across the country are being asked to do more. While continually providing water, sewer and transportation services to their constituents, many communities are discovering a new infrastructure is being added to the list -…

May 13

This article was co-authored by Jeremy Sigmon, Director of Technical Policy at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

“Resilience is bigger than disaster management,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, president of the National League of Cities and co-chair of the Resilient Cities Summit hosted last week at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, CO. “It's about preserving and improving…

May 13

This is a guest post by Greg Fischer, mayor, Louisville, Ky. The post originally appeared on the U.S. Department of Education's blog. More on Louisville's Cradle to Career Initiative can be found on the city's website. 

Mayor Greg Fischer hosted Louisville's community conversation.

As Mayor of Louisville, I’ve learned that city government plays a major role in making sure…

May 12

WASHINGTON-After the House of Representatives today passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement:

"We are pleased that the House acted today to halt the ‘Waters of the U.S.' rule, which will have broad and…

May 11

This is a guest post by Bill Nesper, Vice President of Programs at the League of American Bicyclists.

Cyclists participate in a ride during the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., a day of bike advocacy on Capitol Hill. (photo: Brian Palmer)

Bicycling is more than a practical, cost-effective solution to many municipal challenges. It’s an opportunity to make your community a…

May 11

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

Could this be the future of online shopping? German start-up Kiezkaufhaus allows consumers to purchase local goods online for same-day delivery by bike. (image courtesy Kiezkaufhaus)

A new concern for small businesses is…