Cities Address Hurdles to Sharing Data

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.

A Long-Term Solution for Scooter Sharing

San Francisco’s scooters are back, and newly regulated. But is regulation enough to make them work in the long term?

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.

California Legislation Would Mandate List of Quake-Vulnerable Buildings

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.

San Francisco Just Showed Scooter Startups It Won’t Tolerate Bad Behavior

The scooter wars are an embodiment of the “ask for forgiveness, rather than permission” mantra.

San Francisco’s Program to Link Startups to Cities Expands

The program will also help two transportation agencies on opposite sides of the country share ideas and create a technology advisory board.

Observing the Promise—and Annoyances—of Scooter-Share Systems

As San Francisco and other cities temporarily ban electric scooters, regulations are a work in progress.

Flood Resilience Challenge Yields the South Bay ‘Sponge’

“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.”

Tech-Minded Colorado Has a Bay Area ‘Poaching Strategy’

Those scraping by on six-figure salaries in Silicon Valley may be enticed by this ad campaign.

Electric Scooters Come to Charlotte

Charlotte is the third city on the East Coast to get electric scooters, following Washington, D.C. in March and Miami in April.

Scooters, Resisted Elsewhere, Face Less Skepticism in the South

Electric scooters have received pushback in some cities, but they’ve gotten a warm welcome in the South, where hot weather and often hilly terrain have made it tough for bike-share programs.

Report Shows Cities That Have Gained the Most Workers

The findings from the jobs website Linkedin also look at the "skills gap" that exists in various U.S. metro areas.

This Electric Scooter Mayhem Sounds Just Like When Cars Were First Introduced

Scooters are not killers (yet), but the anger they’ve inspired echoes that which accompanied the arrival of the first automobiles.

San Francisco’s 100,000 Light Bulb Giveaway

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mississippi governor orders county-owned bridges closed … Kentucky’s new pension law … mapping Alaska’s thawing permafrost … and N.Y.C., Salt Lake City selected for wireless research testing.

As a High-Tech Quake Alert System Takes Shape, There’s a Lower-Tech Way to Save Lives

Many West Coast localities still struggle with certain types of dangerous buildings.