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NLC News

Feb 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Pittsburgh, Penn. - The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and several local officials to evaluate redevelopment plans for the 178-acre Almono site in the city. The panel of experts from around the nation assembled by the Rose Center will…

Feb 13
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Florida City Leaders Call on Congress to Preserve Transportation Funding, Municipal Bonds Obama 'Goes Local': How the FY2016 Budget Proposal Will Affect Your City March 5: Webinar on NLC 2015 Advocacy Priorities, President's Budget Supreme Court and Local Governments: Mid-Term 2014-2015 Florida City Leaders Call on Congress to Preserve Transportation Funding, Municipal Bonds…
Feb 13
Obama Signs Budget
Obama Signs Budget
  • Advocacy

Last month in his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke about a number of initiatives to help the middle class grow and prosper in the years to come. In the $4 trillion budget the president released last week, he outlined proposals to achieve these goals - some of which “go local” by targeting new resources for investment in cities.

“Cities need a strong federal partner…

Feb 13

In this issue:

Florida City Leaders Call on Congress to Preserve Transportation Funding, Municipal Bonds Obama 'Goes Local': How the FY2016 Budget Proposal Will Affect Your City March 5: Webinar on NLC 2015 Advocacy Priorities,…
Feb 12

This is a guest post by Gayatri Mohan of PublicStuff.

Innovation is all around us, and it’s more than just a buzzword. Cities of all sizes are tapping into multiple channels and local resources; they're creating effective strategies for innovation in governance.

In a recent article by Jonathan Reichental, CIO of Palo Alto, he explains the importance and potential of civic…

Feb 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

Concerned about juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health, substance abuse and other systems of care that serve juvenile justice-involved youth? Apply now for the 2015 Youth in Custody Certificate Program.  Applications are due by April 17, 2015.

City leaders have an important role to play in the re-integration of juvenile offenders into their neighborhoods and communities,…

Feb 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Panel of Experts from Nine Cities to Advise Omaha as Part of Yearlong Fellowship Program

Omaha, Neb. -- The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), is working this week with Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and several local officials representing…

Feb 03

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Madison.

Do you think red light enforcement cameras reduce traffic accidents? Or do they exist simply to provide revenue? In either case, their successful implementation depends on the ability of local law enforcement to accurately and reliably measure changes in traffic accidents that occur where the cameras are used. (Getty Images)

Cities and…

Feb 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Becoming a successful advocate for your city means two things: getting educated on the issues that affect your residents and making your voice heard on behalf of local government.

Today, the National League of Cities is pleased to announce this year's lineup of new workshops at the 2015 Congressional City Conference, which takes place March 7-11 in Washington, D.C.

In these…

Jan 30

This is a guest post written by Ellen Harpel. Post originally appeared on the Smart Incentives blog.

Economic development initiatives like this construction project in Singapore are more successful when investment incentives align with the values articulated by the overall development strategy. (Getty Images)

Incentives are not just about winning a deal or completing a…