The city is already expanding access to computer science education and mental health treatment.
Like any other pressing issue of the day, it’s important to know where local leaders stand—and what they’re hearing.
Michael Karlik discusses his new podcast, “Tear It Down,” and his ongoing work to track the goings-on of city council meetings around the world.
While the number of jurisdictions rejecting California’s sanctuary rules has been growing, they remain in the minority.
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A mix of education, treatment, and other measures shows promise, experts say.
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“Not only is tapping street and park trees illegal, but doing so causes damage, leaving trees susceptible to insects and diseases,” the city said in a newsletter.
Whether it’s in high schools or vocational training, “we’ve got to find a better pipeline, and the federal government needs to be part of that partnership,” said National League of Cities president Mark Stodola.
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In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.
To be eligible for the matching grant program, employers must be recruiting for “quality jobs,” paying at or above the state’s median wage.
City officials said Lime didn’t have permission to implement its e-scooter program on local streets.
Gadsden offers a model for ‘getting beyond Kmart’ other cities can follow, even if their big-box stores haven’t shuttered yet.
Charlotte is the third city on the East Coast to get electric scooters, following Washington, D.C. in March and Miami in April.
The National League of Cities has been working with six in particular to improve access to skills training and postsecondary education like their economies depend on it—because they do.
The group has seen plenty of action in the Trump era.
“[W]e can get to good deals for both sides without circumventing local authority,” according to Shireen Santosham, the city’s chief innovation officer.
“There are a lot of engineers and architects … who are willing to come out and volunteer,” according to Jonathan C. Siu, Seattle’s principal building official.
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