RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:50:37 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 03:50:37 Local Officials Seizing Bully Pulpit on Transportation to get a Better Deal for Cities and Towns http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/local-officials-seizing-bully-pulpit-on-transportation-to-get-a-better-deal-for-cities-and-towns When Congress returns in September, transportation advocacy will turn to the House to deliver a bill that maintains the gains in the Senate, and that restores funding to cities and towns under the Surface Transportation Program. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/local-officials-seizing-bully-pulpit-on-transportation-to-get-a-better-deal-for-cities-and-towns GASB Rules on Tax Abatements http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/gasb-rules-on-tax-abatements As anticipated, The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has finalized its guidance requiring state and local governments to disclose information about tax abatement agreements. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/gasb-rules-on-tax-abatements Moratorium on Internet Access Taxation Set to Expire http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/moratorium-on-internet-access-taxation-set-to-expire The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is set to expire on October 1 and NLC is fighting to ensure that any further preemption of taxation of Internet access remains temporary. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/moratorium-on-internet-access-taxation-set-to-expire White House Acts to Address Climate Change http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/white-house-acts-to-address-climate-change Last month, President Obama took two key actions to address climate change committing to reduce carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Through the first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plans and a series of executive actions, the president is demonstrating the U.S's commitment to climate mitigation and adaption ahead of the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris later this year. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/white-house-acts-to-address-climate-change EPA Clean Water Rule in Effect in 37 States http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/epa-clean-water-rule-in-effect-in-37-states Last month, following a last-minute preliminary injunction by a North Dakota judge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Army Corps) controversial Clean Water Rule (also known as the "Waters of the U.S." rule) went into effect in 37 states. The rule aims to clarify which waters fall under federal jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/epa-clean-water-rule-in-effect-in-37-states Progress Still Needed on E-Fairness Legislation http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/progress-still-needed-on-e-fairness-legislation If you haven't already, please contact your House members and thank them for their support of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (H.R. 2775) if they are already a co-sponsor, or urge them to cosponsor the bill if they have not. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/progress-still-needed-on-e-fairness-legislation City Leaders, Experts Speak at Forum on Undoing Racism in the Nation’s Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-experts-speak-at-forum-on-undoing-racism-in-the-nation’s-cities One year after the unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, and on the eve of the 52nd anniversary of the March On Washington, the National League of Cities (NLC) will host Undoing Racism in America's Cities and Towns, a forum that explores how city leaders are advancing racial understanding and healing within communities across the nation. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/city-leaders-experts-speak-at-forum-on-undoing-racism-in-the-nation’s-cities Inside the Vatican Symposium on Climate Change http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/inside-the-vatican-symposium-on-climate-change Together with the Pope, 65 mayors from around the world assembled in Vatican City to sign a Declaration of the Mayors committing to address the challenges of climate change and its impacts. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/inside-the-vatican-symposium-on-climate-change U.S. Mayors Step Up as Key Advocates for Climate Change Action During UN Conference in Paris http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-mayors-step-up-as-key-advocates-for-climate-change-action-during-un-conference-in-paris A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities’ climate leadership and call for an ambitious international agreement that addresses our climate crisis and supports further action at the local level. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/us-mayors-step-up-as-key-advocates-for-climate-change-action-during-un-conference-in-paris National League of Cities and NYU CUSP Partner on Data Analytics and City Services Summit http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-nyu-cusp-partner-on-data-analytics-and-city-services-summit NLC teamed up with New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) to host the first Data Analytics and City Services Summit, bringing together 12 chief data officers and performance management staff from 12 cities across the nation. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-nyu-cusp-partner-on-data-analytics-and-city-services-summit A Modernized EPA Brownfields Program Could Revitalize City Spaces http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/a-modernized-epa-brownfields-program-could-revitalize-city-spaces The property of a Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Ind., which had been closed since the mid-70s, sat vacant for an additional 20 years until the city was able to obtain funding from the EPA Brownfields program, a neighborhood stabilization grant, and the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority. Combined with local funds, the city demolished the former hotel in 2014. This project has been symbolic to removing blight from the downtown area, allowing the city to position itself for future redevelopment. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/a-modernized-epa-brownfields-program-could-revitalize-city-spaces Cities Support Federal Action to Reduce Carbon Emissions http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-support-federal-action-to-reduce-carbon-emissions-x24038 Last week, President Obama announced first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The Clean Power Plan sets state-specific carbon emissions reduction goals, letting the states develop and implement their own plan for meeting the goal. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-support-federal-action-to-reduce-carbon-emissions-x24038 EPA Local Government Advisory Committee Bridging Local-Federal Partnership http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/epa-local-government-advisory-committee-bridging-local-federal-partnership Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) met in Washington, D.C. to discuss key issues at the forefront of local governments such as new water and air regulations, climate change and resiliency, and environmental justice with officials from EPA headquarters, as well as the regional administrators. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/epa-local-government-advisory-committee-bridging-local-federal-partnership NLC University Announces “People’s Choice” Poll Results and Current Seminar Lineup for 2015 Congress of Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-announces-“people’s-choice”-poll-results-and-current-seminar-lineup-for-2015-congress-of-cities The National League of Cities University (NLCU) will host 15 training seminars on November 4-5, 2015 at the National League of Cities’ Congress of Cities Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-announces-“people’s-choice”-poll-results-and-current-seminar-lineup-for-2015-congress-of-cities National League of Cities Issues Call to Republican Presidential Candidates to Talk City Issues During First Debate http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-issues-call-to-republican-presidential-candidates-to-talk-city-issues-during-first-debate On the eve to the first Republican presidential debate, the National League of Cities (NLC) sent a letter to participating candidates calling on them to discuss the top issues that are at the forefront of concern to cities: the economy, infrastructure and public safety. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-issues-call-to-republican-presidential-candidates-to-talk-city-issues-during-first-debate Cities Support Federal Action to Reduce Carbon Emissions http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-support-federal-action-to-reduce-carbon-emissions NLC statement on the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan initiative to address the threat of climate change. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-support-federal-action-to-reduce-carbon-emissions Nashville Mobile Workshop Feature: Spotlighting City Strengths http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-mobile-workshop-feature-spotlighting-city-strengths Nashville is known as Music City, the Silicon Valley of Health Care and one of America's top destinations for tourists and business travelers. These major industries are big employers and economic drivers for the city and will be featured in a Congress of Cities mobile workshop hosted by Nashville called Spotlighting City Strengths. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nashville-mobile-workshop-feature-spotlighting-city-strengths New Report Finds Economic Conditions in Cities Are Improving, But Benefits of Growth Are Unequal http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-finds-economic-conditions-in-cities-are-improving-but-benefits-of-growth-are-unequal NLC released a new analysis based on a survey of more than 250 city officials from cities of all sizes that uncovers dual realities in cities, where even as conditions improve, persistent challenges prevent the benefits of this growth from reaching many. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-finds-economic-conditions-in-cities-are-improving-but-benefits-of-growth-are-unequal Cities Disappointed Congress Passes Yet Another Short-Term Extension to Fund Transportation Bill http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-disappointed-congress-passes-yet-another-short-term-extension-to-fund-transportation-bill For the 35th time in the past decade, Congress has passed a short-term extension to fund the nation’s transportation systems. While Congress has promised further consideration of a long-term bill in the fall, it’s far too long overdue to have a real and robust, long-term plan that would allow greater certainty in the planning process necessary for good projects that contribute to local economies. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-disappointed-congress-passes-yet-another-short-term-extension-to-fund-transportation-bill National League of Cities and Next Century Cities Partner with Google Fiber to Recognize Cities Helping to Close the Digital Divide http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-next-century-cities-partner-with-google-fiber-to-recognize-cities-helping-to-close-the-digital-divide The National League of Cities (NLC) and Next Century Cities (NCC), in partnership with Google Fiber, announced a new program to celebrate city-led efforts to bridge the digital divide. The first-ever "Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards" will recognize city governments who are leading successful approaches to tackle barriers to internet adoption. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-and-next-century-cities-partner-with-google-fiber-to-recognize-cities-helping-to-close-the-digital-divide Congress of Cities and Exposition 2015 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congress-of-cities-and-exposition-2015 The conference will offer learning and networking opportunities to city officials including mobile tours highlighting successful programs from the City of Nashville, along with inspiring keynote speakers, informative workshops and engaging peer networking sessions. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congress-of-cities-and-exposition-2015 2015 NLC-RISC Staff Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-staff-conference 2015 NLC-RISC Staff Conference Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-risc-staff-conference Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/regional-resilience-leadership-workshop Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop Mon, 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/regional-resilience-leadership-workshop PSCP 2015 Fall Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/pscp-2015-fall-meeting PSCP Steering Committee Fall Meeting Sun, 20 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/pscp-2015-fall-meeting 3rd Real Talk Forum (Pre-Summit Event) http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/3rd-real-talk-forum-pre-summit-event From Ground-Zero - A REAL Conversation on City Leadership Responses to Racial Tension Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/3rd-real-talk-forum-pre-summit-event 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/annual-leadership-summit 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/annual-leadership-summit Supreme Court Compliance for Local Governments Webinar http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/supreme-court-compliance-for-local-governments-webinar The Supreme Court issued a plethora of decisions big and small which require local governments to make changes to stay in compliance with the law. A sign code case requires virtually all local governments to rewrite their sign ordinances. The Court’s same-sex marriage case also impacts local governments as does a hotel registry ordinance case, a cell phone tower case, a fair housing case, a number of jail cases, and many others. Discuss what you need to know about these case and what you need to do to comply with them with Lisa Soronen, State and Local Legal Center. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/supreme-court-compliance-for-local-governments-webinar National League of Cities' REAL Talk Series: Undoing Racism in America's Cities and Towns http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/real-talk-series-undoing-racism-in-americas-cities-and-towns National League of Cities' REAL Talk Series: Undoing Racism in America's Cities and Towns Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/real-talk-series-undoing-racism-in-americas-cities-and-towns Revising Sign Ordinances After Reed v. Town of Gilbert http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/revising-sign-ordinances-after-reed-v-town-of-gilbert In Reed v. Town of Gilbert the Supreme Court ruled that Gilbert's sign code violates the First Amendment. Many, if not most, communities must now revise their sign codes. Most sign codes apply different rules to different categories of signs based on content, which the Supreme Court now generally prohibits. Discuss the practical implications of this case for local governments with John M. Baker, Greene Espel. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/revising-sign-ordinances-after-reed-v-town-of-gilbert 2015 Shadowcliff Sustainability Coordinators Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-shadowcliff-sustainability-coordinators-workshop 2015 Shadowcliff Sustainability Coordinators Workshop Sun, 09 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-shadowcliff-sustainability-coordinators-workshop Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards Webinar http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/digital-inclusion-leadership-awards-event City governments across the country are collaborating with nonprofits and private sector partners to help bridge the digital divide and get more Americans online. In order to celebrate outstanding leadership and encourage innovative approaches to bridging the digital divide, we're announcing the Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards Program. Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/digital-inclusion-leadership-awards-event 2015 First Tier Suburbs Council Summer Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting 2015 First Tier Suburbs Council Summer Meeting Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-first-tier-suburbs-council-summer-meeting 2015 NBC-LEO Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2015 NBC-LEO Summer Conference Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2015 State League Executive Directors Summer Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-executive-directors-summer-workshop 2015 State League Executive Directors Summer Workshop Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-executive-directors-summer-workshop 2015 State League Staff Workshop http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-staff-workshop 2015 State League Staff Workshop Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-state-league-staff-workshop 2015 NLC Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Summer Retreat http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-helo-summer-retreat 2015 NLC Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) Summer Retreat Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-nlc-helo-summer-retreat 2015 Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-small-cities-council-steering-committee-meeting 2015 Small Cities Council Steering Committee Meeting Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-small-cities-council-steering-committee-meeting Startup in a Day http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/startup-in-a-day-event Conference Call featuring SBA Deputy Administrator Doug Kramer Monday, June 29 at 4:00pm EST Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/startup-in-a-day-event 2015 Summer Leadership Meetings http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-summer-leadership-meetings Registration is open for the 2015 NLC Summer Leadership Meetings. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2015-summer-leadership-meetings America's Small Business Summit 2015 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/americas-small-business-summit-2015 NLC is a partner for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit being held June 8-10 in Washington, DC. Share the information with your community's small business representatives so they can register at a reduced rate! Mon, 08 Jun 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/americas-small-business-summit-2015