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NLC News

Oct 16

This new 14-month technical assistance initiative will support efforts by city leaders to increase public safety and improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

The National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals for the Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform…

Oct 15

Monica Callahan is Planning & Development Director for the City of Madison, Georgia, and a partner in Piedmont Preservation, LLC—a preservation planning services firm. She will serve as presenter and seminar facilitator for the interactive leadership training seminar, “Historic Preservation: Tools and Strategies for City Leaders,” on Wednesday, November 19, from 1:00-4:30pm at the Congress…

Oct 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a series of listening sessions on the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), which NLC supported as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) bill.

The WIFIA provision creates a five-year pilot program to provide low-interest loans and loan guarantees for large water and wastewater-related…

Oct 14

Len Wood is President of Len Wood & Associates, a leading training and consulting firm, to local governments, that specializes in public management, budgeting and financial issues. He will be hosting his session “Budgeting and Financial Management: Essential Skills for Local Elected Officials” on Thursday, November 20, from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Congress of Cities in Austin.

Fiscal…

Oct 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Finance

Washington, DC - City officials are overwhelmingly feeling optimistic about the health and direction of local fiscal conditions for the first time since the recession, according to a new report from the National League of Cities. The 29th annual City Fiscal Conditions report shows that city revenues are showing the first positive growth in 5 years and cities are beginning to hire workers again…

Oct 07
Press Release
Press Release
  • Public Safety

Experts in the juvenile justice field and NLC are developing new resources to support effective information sharing among cities and partner agencies. Cities that effectively share information with partners in the juvenile justice system will more effectively accomplish goals to improve youth outcomes and increase public safety.

Improving Policy Based on Data

NLC has seen…

Oct 06

During the Supreme Court “long conference," the Court granted a total of 11 petitions; at least four of those cases are relevant to local government.

Last Monday’s Supreme Court “long conference” did not disappoint. The Supreme Court granted a total of 11 petitions. At least four of those cases are relevant to local government.

Housing discrimination

For the third…

Oct 06

Who I’m following on Twitter – I follow CNN, The White House, NBC-LEO, The Vatican, Bishop T.D Jakes, The Reverend Todd Atkins (Dallas, TX), and the Dallas Cowboys

My three goals for 2014 –

Focus on improving public safety not only in my district, but for all of Dallas. Expanding economic development opportunities here in Dallas, especially in my district - I have one of the largest…
Oct 06

Gaslamps are an important part of the Village of South Orange heritage, and residents take pride in this historic feature of their community. The Village comes together every year to report gaslamp outages and broken fixtures in their neighborhoods, to make sure their streets always remain beautiful, lit up, and safe.

This year, the annual tradition incorporated a new tool – their new…

Oct 06

Care about the impact of federal environmental regulations on your city?  Transportation and water infrastructure?  Affordable housing?  Tax reform and municipal bonds?  Broadband and net neutrality?  Emergency management and cybersecurity?  Immigration and education reform?  Want to make a difference at the national level for your community?  If your answer is yes, then NLC’s Policy and…