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NLC News

Nov 15
  • Environment & Sustainability
In ULI Fall Meeting

Originally posted at: ULI Toronto

In this four part series, ULI Toronto members who received a scholarship to the ULI Fall Meeting reflect on their time at the meeting, and how they can incorporate their learnings to city-building in Toronto.

Vincent Tong, Toronto Community Housing

After hearing I was one of a few lucky recipients of the…

Nov 14
  • Environment & Sustainability
In press release, Rose Fellowship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities – Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San José, California and Washington, D.C. – have been selected as the 2017 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors Ethan Berkowitz…

Nov 14

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities - Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San José, California and Washington, D.C. - have been selected as the 2017 class of Daniel Rose Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors Ethan Berkowitz, Rosalynn Bliss, Sam Liccardo and…

Nov 10

TEMPE, Ariz. — November, 10 2016 — The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation today commenced its Leadership in Community Resilience Program (LCRP) in Tempe, the first city to join the pilot program. Initially announced in March 2016, the program will connect national experts with local leaders to provide technical assistance and professional development training to…

Nov 08

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC), the nation's largest and most representative organization of city officials, congratulates Donald J. Trump on his election as president of the United States. NLC looks forward to working with the Trump administration on programs and initiatives that support local leadership and build stronger communities.
 
"On behalf of the nation's…

Nov 04
  • Courts

The Supreme Court keeps on accepting First Amendment cases – perhaps because among the current Court there is plenty of agreement on the First Amendment, so being down a Justice doesn't matter. This does not bode well for state and local governments - in this case, North Carolina. For better or worse, this case – like Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, accepted in September – gives the…

Nov 02

WASHINGTON — Early this morning, two Iowa police officers were fatally shot in their patrol cars. The National League of Cities (NLC) strongly condemns all acts of senseless violence such as the one seen this morning. The following statement may be attributed to NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony:

"This morning, officers from the cities of Urbandale and Des Moines,…

Nov 01
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Tax-exempt municipal bonds are the primary way state and local governments finance the kinds of infrastructure that support everyday life and robust local economies – and, unfortunately, both of the leading presidential candidates support measures to cap or eliminate them. (Getty Images)

This post was co-authored by Carolyn Berndt, Matthew Colvin and Angelina Panettieri.

First…

Nov 01
  • Courts

In Texas, state law requires most people under age 25 to attend a state-licensed private driver education school to obtain a driver's license. None of the schools accommodate deaf students. So a number of deaf students sued the Texas Education Agency (TEA) arguing it was required to bring the driver education schools into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   
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Oct 31

WASHINGTON —  In June, the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors selected the City of San Antonio, Texas to host its City Summit conference November 20-23, 2019. City Summit - previously known as the Congress of Cities - is the largest educational and networking event for city officials. Thousands of city officials and professional staff will convene in San Antonio for four days…