Management

Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too.

Infrastructure

A N.C. City’s Last-Ditch Effort to Fill 5,000 Sand Bags in 5 Hours

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan mayor wants state of emergency for traffic … Bay Area workers living in RVs get designated parking … and a Texas mayor kills alligator with one shot.

Tech & Data

Navigator Award Finalists: The Tech Innovators

Route Fifty's Tech Innovator Navigator Award finalists is an impressive group that is revolutionizing how communities handle everything from sewage to voting. We're excited to share the efforts of this impressive class of technologists with our readers.

Smart Cities

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

Infrastructure

During Hurricanes, Solar Proves to Be Resilient

During Hurricane Florence, as in past storms, solar-power installations fared well.

Management

Towns Pick Up the Tab for U.S. Forest Service Staff

Some town governments in Colorado's mountains are setting aside money to pay for U.S. Forest Service employees, hoping the extra staff can better maintain national forests that are crowded with tourists each summer.

Tech & Data

North Carolina Warns of Post-Storm Waze Errors

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Flea infestation in a Maryland state office building … New Orleans surveillance camera expansion … and a mayor’s unlawful city stationery use.

Management

Navigator Award Finalists: The Leaders

The leaders we are celebrating in 2018 have developed unique jobs programs, honed advanced management techniques and implemented preventative in-home healthcare that saves money and lives.

Finance

State Lawmakers to Congress: Butt Out of Online Sales Taxes

The National Conference of State Legislatures is asking leaders on Capitol Hill to refrain from legislating around the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision.

Tech & Data

Federal Judge Blasts Georgia’s ‘Dated, Vulnerable’ Voting System

The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.

Finance

An Important Pension Lesson: Why You Shouldn’t Use ‘Discount Rate’ and ‘Investment Rate’ Interchangeably

COMMENTARY | New Jersey’s former state comptroller and budget director discusses why pension rules for the discount rate are confusing, not comparable and troubling.

Health & Human Services

The Homeless Get Sick; ‘Street Medicine’ Is There for Them

“Street medicine,” which had only a few resolute practitioners when it got its start in the mid-1980s, has surged within the past decade, growing into a network of programs in over 85 cities and in 15 countries.

Public Safety

North Carolina’s Florence Evacuees Urged to Hold Off on Returning

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Sidewalk vending decriminalization in California … the most cost-effective bus lane enforcement … and Miami’s mystery fountain.

Finance

The States That Could Be Derailed By an Economic Downturn

New research shows that some states have improved their ability to cope with a recession. Others remain less prepared.

Finance

In Tax-Free States, Businesses Squirm at Collecting Online Sales Taxes for Others

Many states are looking at how they can tax more online sales. But for states that don't collect sales tax, the issue is different.

Management

Navigator Award Finalists: The Electeds

These are the 10 elected leaders who caught our eye for doing things differently, and making a big impact for their communities.