40 Startups to Work With 22 Governments on Civic Tech Challenges

The Startup in Residence Program has grown and even inspired California’s governor to turn its approach to innovation into a new procurement pathway.

Tough But Important Lessons From San Diego’s 2017 Hepatitis A Emergency

A California state auditor’s report focuses much attention on a slow public health response as the highly-contagious liver disease spread.

After Complaints About Delays, Federal Transit Administration Announces Grant Awards

The next step is executing funding agreements allowing public transit project sponsors to actually spend the money.

Surveying the Public in a City Being Used as Federal Drone Testing Site

Taking the temperature of San Diego residents before UberEats starts deploying delivery drones to the skies.

San Diego City Council Does an About-Face on Airbnb Rules

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hep A jump in Florida county … calls for “forensic audit” of Philly’s IT infrastructure … and should corrupt lawmakers have names stripped from roads?

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of California Ruling on Lead Paint Remediation

A coalition of cities and counties sued manufacturers under the state’s “public nuisance” law. They have won a $400 million fund to help treat housing.

California Mayors Slam Increased Fee to Abandon Utilities as Corporate ‘Giveaway’

Switching to an environmentally friendly community choice energy program will cost customers a bit more every month.

U.S. Cities in 'Waiting Game' as Recycling Industry Faces Major Correction

China has effectively stopped accepting raw material from U.S. recycling businesses, leaving stunned cities and towns with outdated contracts and red-ink projections.

Champion of '211' Call Centers Set to Lead National Counties Group

“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.

When Seconds Matter, Tiny Flaws in User Design Can Slow Things Down

Bus service can be delayed for a variety of reasons, including squinting. Yes, squinting.

Public Health Emergency Declaration Extended in San Diego

While local officials think a deadly hepatitis A outbreak has eased somewhat, they’ve faced challenges in communicating the continuing risk.

‘Big Ideas for Cities’ to Spotlight Inclusive Practices

Mayors are increasingly concerned with income, transportation and housing disparities affecting minority communities.

San Diego Uses Bleach to Clean Its Streets to Contain Outbreak

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | California lawmakers pass drug-price transparency bill; how one South Dakota school district pads its enrollment numbers; and aggressive squirrels apprehended in New Orleans.

Using a Therapeutic Probation Approach, Rather Than a Punitive One

San Diego County’s Trauma Responsive Unit presents traumatized kids in custody with conflict resolution options.

Why California’s Wet Winter May Make the Wildfire Danger Worse

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Georgia cuts 7,251 people from food stamps; Iowa’s new governor; and N.D. Republicans decry Trump’s rural cuts.

As California’s Drought Eases, Should the State’s Conservation Mandates Be Rescinded?

As some call for continued vigilance, water officials in San Diego want the restrictions lifted.

Video: Parks as Drivers of Social Equity

Cities from Portland, Oregon to Denver are exploring how the even distribution of civic resources can improve opportunities for all residents.

$1 Billion Grant Awarded For San Diego Trolley Project

Construction on the roughly 11-mile light rail extension is set to ramp up next month.