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Apr 25

In this issue:

City Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Pressure Building For Congress to Enact A New Transportation Program NLC Urges Congress to Act Now To Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Program  NLC Prepares to Meet with New Treasury Department Office of State and Local Finance Comment Period Begins on Proposed "Waters of the U.S." Rule FCC Hosts Webinar For…
Apr 25

In this issue:

City Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Pressure Building For Congress to Enact A New Transportation Program NLC Urges Congress to Act Now To Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Program  NLC Prepares to Meet with New Treasury Department Office of State and Local Finance Comment Period Begins on Proposed "Waters of the U.S." Rule FCC Hosts Webinar For…
Apr 25

In this issue:

City Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform Pressure Building For Congress to Enact A New Transportation Program NLC Urges Congress to Act Now To Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Program  NLC Prepares to Meet with New Treasury Department Office of State and Local Finance Comment Period Begins on Proposed "Waters of the U.S." Rule FCC Hosts Webinar For…
Apr 21

On April 9-11, the 11 cities selected to participate in NLC's City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement initiative gathered in Oakland, Calif. for their first cross-site convening.  The intensive three-day meeting provided cities with the opportunity to learn from peers on how to advance targeted plans to meet the needs of young black men and boys, who experience disproportionately…

Apr 21

This article originally appeared on Data-Smart City Solutions.  As one of the winners of the 2012-2013 Mayors Challenge, the City of Houston received a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to implement its winning idea, One Bin for All.  The One Bin for All project will dramatically increase recycling using game changing technologies – allowing residents to discard all materials in…

Apr 21

This article originally appeared on Fast Company Co.Exist.

What does the future of the city look like? Will it be full of driverless cars ferrying us about and drones delivering beer and pizza?

Probably yes, and I can’t wait, but the implications of these technologies are multi-faceted. How will these innovations affect not only commerce, but also vital city services? Driverless…

Apr 21
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  • Leadership & Management

The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) is currently accepting nominations for its 2014 awards. This is a great way to bring recognition to volunteer programs and volunteer managers who work in local government. Nominations are currently open for four awards to be given by NAVPLG :

The Outstanding Volunteer Administrator will be recognized for a number…
Apr 14

City leaders and juvenile justice reformers alike have met NLC’s new Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform project with enthusiasm and interest. The principles of reformers and city leaders are aligned toward improved public safety.  Both want to create juvenile justice systems that are evidence-based, fair and more effectively hold youth accountable and help them become successful…

Apr 14
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Press Release
  • Infrastructure

Since last reported on by NLC in December, 2012, the state of Oregon has covered a lot of mileage (ouch!) in its efforts to identify and put into place the next road user charge program. 

It is serendipitous that Oregon is a leader in this process, as it was here that the state-administered gas tax was “invented” in 1919.  The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has completed…

Apr 14

Last Thursday, Senate transportation leaders announced plans to move ahead on a transportation reauthorization bill to replace legislation that expires on September 30.    

Senators Barbara Boxer and David Vitter, bipartisan leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, told reporters that they hope to move a bill to the full Senate this summer, contingent upon revenues…