Taxing big business means more money for health care and social assistance, but the city’s economist says it could also mean fewer jobs and a smaller economy if companies move or open elsewhere—which could sting in a recession.
Some drug users report actually opting for the the synthetic opioid, which experts in many places have linked with many overdoses.
While cities aim to help people of color become pot entrepreneurs, getting programs off the ground has proved difficult.
While the trend isn’t universal, Brennan Center for Justice research findings “definitively reject any claims” of the nation being in a “crime wave.”
Mayor London Breed said she wants to spur city administrators to match the innovations that are remaking retail business models.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | State employment in Rhode Island surges … first-of-its-kind ban on tiny toiletries … and a mayor fails to announce he put his police chief on unpaid leave.
As wildfires burn out of control, they are impacting the state’s other crisis—the growing number of people living on the streets.
An increasing number of operating systems are available to municipalities looking to streamline data sharing, but a global network wants them thinking about urban resilience as they do.
San Francisco’s scooters are back, and newly regulated. But is regulation enough to make them work in the long term?
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.
Switching to an environmentally friendly community choice energy program will cost customers a bit more every month.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | School districts still scrambling for bus drivers … Mich. county removes massive “fatberg” from sewer … and a Fla. city OKs a ban on lawn fertilizer.
The scooter wars are an embodiment of the “ask for forgiveness, rather than permission” mantra.
The program will also help two transportation agencies on opposite sides of the country share ideas and create a technology advisory board.
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As San Francisco and other cities temporarily ban electric scooters, regulations are a work in progress.
“One thing that was really evident: Even people who are following closely are not totally aware of the flood risks that we have in the [San Francisco] Bay Area.”
Those scraping by on six-figure salaries in Silicon Valley may be enticed by this ad campaign.
Any lawsuit that may come could set a precedent across all of California.
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