Local Government Management
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.
A single retirement or multiple departures of experienced staffers don’t necessarily need to be scary for public-sector organizations.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Toxic sludge site removed from EPA priorities list … West Virginia’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome numbers … city clerk says city manager threatened her … and D.C. public schools enrollment fraud.
Benefit reductions can save money, but may also be making it tougher to attract workers to state and local government.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Good news for state DOTs; Calif.’s homeless college student crisis; awaiting new political bombshells in Mo.; and energy sector fuels new growth in N.D.
Scottsdale, Arizona’s assistant city manager discusses how boosting engagement with residents can be more than just a marketing gimmick.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan ends Flint’s bottled water shipments … California sheriff department’s K-9 shot in neck … and scofflaw golf cart drivers in “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.”
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But an architect who designs civic buildings urges a measured response instead of creating a “ballistic cocoon.”
Ahead of Route Fifty’s “City in Beta” event, San Jose Deputy City Manager Kip Harkness outlines how the city is working to become “as innovative as the Silicon Valley population we serve.”
There’s been massive turnover in the tech department that serves a heavily-visited Florida locality few tourists have ever heard of.
Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen Benjamin: “If we don’t speak to that as a strength every single day, then we’re missing out on what it takes for us to be a competitive and prosperous city well into the 21st century.”
We asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about a recent Politico headline, automation and much more at SXSW.
Here’s how Philadelphia and Bowling Green, Kentucky keep their translation service costs down.
Compared to the private sector, public-sector organizations will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to this management pain point.
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