Local Government Management
Resilience projects could cut the costs of future disasters at a time when FEMA wants state and local governments to pitch in more during response.
A snow pile in Appleton, Wisconsin lasted until July 9, attracting attention from residents and local media.
In Dayton, a community-owned and operated grocery store will set up shop in the heart of one of Ohio's largest food deserts.
A new project from Engaging Local Government Leaders compiles self-reported diversity data from 2,000 local governments.
About 1,500 schools and local governments have adopted a deal to buy goods from the online retailer. One group is raising concerns.
The 5-4 decision found that charging non-union employees "agency fees" is a First Amendment violation.
COMMENTARY | The mayor of Rochester Hills, Michigan, on why mayors are looking to shape the future of AVs.
A polling guru offered the city leaders advice on how to communicate with younger constituents.
The Atlas is an online forum that allows local governments to showcase successful public-private partnership projects in a slick, easy-to-understand way.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California announces major illegal fireworks bust; Minneapolis’ public records challenge … Iowa’s honeybees make comeback … and Portland’s recycling struggles.
“Risk will never be zero so it has to be actively managed,” according to Jason Lally, data services manager for the city and county of San Francisco.
“Positions filled via the gig economy may include those that have a high degree of independent contractors available … or which lend themselves to temporary services," according to the 2018 state and local government workforce survey.
As civic technologists gather for this year’s Code for America Summit, there are some key themes worth repeating.
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.
“Technology will displace workers from some, and potentially many jobs...but we have no reason to think technology will eliminate work in the economy as a whole,” said John Schmitt, vice president of the Economic Policy Institute.
With its Language Access Plan, Pittsburgh’s goal is “to assist all residents and to provide access to all resources.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco mayor’s new needle-cleanup plan … Oklahoma wildfire … Wisconsin renewable energy investments … and “a collection of disparate ideas” in Florida.
Urban designers are ready to help cities learn from each other, combing through data both old and new.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mo. governor wants restraining order against state AG … Fla. bridge collapse prompts safety reviews elsewhere … Mich. is a PFAS hotspot … and Puerto Rico is without power, again.
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