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Sep 29
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Who I’m following on Twitter –

Sen. Cory Booker UNC Tar Heels Carolina Basketball Playful City USA KaBoom USGLC MOMocrats Moms Demand Action Mayors Innovation Triangle Business Journal

My three goals for 2014 –

Finalize the $15 million sale of Creedmoor’s utility system to the regional Water and Sewer Authority. Continue to grow our economy. Keep the peace in our…
Sep 26
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

The Federal Advocacy Update will be on hiatus as Congress leaves Washington for the midterm elections. The next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Friday, November 7.

In this issue: GET IN GEAR: Join a NLC Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee Webinar November 7: Prepare for the Last Days of the 113th Congress Congress Passes Short-Term Funding Measure; Adjourns…
Sep 26

The Federal Advocacy Update will be on hiatus as Congress leaves Washington for the midterm elections. The next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Friday, November 7.

In this issue:

GET IN GEAR: Join a NLC Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee Webinar November 7: Prepare for the Last Days of the 113th Congress Congress Passes Short…
Sep 26

The Federal Advocacy Update will be on hiatus as Congress leaves Washington for the midterm elections. The next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Friday, November 7.

In this issue:

GET IN GEAR: Join a NLC Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee Webinar November 7: Prepare for the Last Days of the 113th Congress Congress Passes Short…
Sep 25

For many communities across the country, climate change isn’t a partisan debate; it’s a threat to their way of life.

Saint Paul, Minn.

The United Nations put climate change on the top of its agenda this week, inviting leaders from 125 countries to a special summit focused on spurring international action. President Obama in a speech Tuesday…

Sep 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, President Obama addressed the special U.N. climate summit about the critical need for international action to mitigate the harms of climate change and extreme weather. While international cooperation must clearly be a priority, cities across America are taking the lead by building resilient communities and developing regional climate mitigation solutions.…

Sep 22

Its simple math. Really. But will the Supreme Court do it? The lower court refused.

The question in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation is whether a state discriminates against rail carriers in violation of federal law even when rail carriers pay less in total state taxes than motor carriers? No, argues a State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) Supreme Court in an…

Sep 22

A new condo building stands in the the lower east side of Manhattan. Source: Getty Images.

Where we live, the kind of homes we occupy and the quest for a place of our own remains closely tied to that goal on the horizon we call, The American Dream. Consequently, our nation’s leaders, including those at the local level, devote tremendous energy to…

Sep 22

Starting this fall, the Obama Administration will take the next crucial step in the "My Brother's Keeper Initiative" (MBK) by issuing a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become "MBK Communities." This challenge represents a call to action for all members of communities to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and…

Sep 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

People around the nation – and around the world – are noticing Austin, and that’s no mistake: the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department provides programs and services that lead the growth of Austin’s key industries as well as the speed of doing business in Austin. While there’s no “secret sauce” to be found, the City has developed a multi-sector strategy that has put Austin…