STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Federal shutdown delays hurricane recovery funds … another Flint water crisis plea deal …. and confusion comes with Conn. town’s pay-per-bag trash collection proposal.
“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … a brand new STD.”
In Washington state and Virginia, the public can help planners and researchers monitor the inundation of low-lying coastal areas.
These localities have already launched their Complete Count Committees and taken other proactive steps to avoid undercounting. Has yours?
Researchers identified nearly 200 counties without any paper, weekly or daily, “creating a news vacuum for about 3.2 million residents and public officials.”
A common message in many states: ‘Save a trip, skip the line and renew online.’
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska meth seizures increase … Portland mayor sets “cleanest” city goal … and L.A.’s new emergency shelter.
In Boise, traffic box art has become an important visual element of the downtown streetscape.
“I’ve become, maybe, a fanatic about 211,” says San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, who's expected to be the next president of the National Association of Counties.
The hyperlocal social-media platform highlights small grievances—and proves that neighbors have more in common than they think.
As civic technologists gather for this year’s Code for America Summit, there are some key themes worth repeating.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Okla.’s rape-kit deadline; La.’s 10 most distressed water systems … Mich. village may convert paved roads to gravel ones … and more Harvey-like hurricanes await us.
Customer experience is about more than customer satisfaction.
Chief Information Officer Todd Kimbriel wants a digital assistant to navigate the state’s bureaucracy for citizens.
With its Language Access Plan, Pittsburgh’s goal is “to assist all residents and to provide access to all resources.”
These localities have done “significant work with citizens to tackle a public problem, clear evidence of impact, and potential to apply the strategy to other problems and geographies.”
Scottsdale, Arizona’s assistant city manager discusses how boosting engagement with residents can be more than just a marketing gimmick.
Instead of an empty brick wall, this mural takes shape on a distinctive architectural landmark.
As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.
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