Month: November 2016

The First Amendment is Not the Last Word at Public Meetings

Managing public comments at city council meetings isn’t easy. Review this framework to be prepared for disruptions. This is a guest post by Ann G. Macfarlane. In this country today, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the foundation of our civil liberty. The freedoms that it lists are crucial to our society. When

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HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Helps End Youth Homelessness

Across the country, local, state and national initiatives are working to end youth homelessness, and many recognize the essential role of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies in these efforts.  City leaders and juvenile justice agencies should join conversations with their local Continuum of Care collaborative agencies now in advance of upcoming federal grant opportunities

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Why Engaging with NLC Helps Your City

Getting involved with an NLC committee, council or constituency group gives city leaders an edge when it comes to knowing the best practices – and the right people – they need to get the job done for their constituents. This is a guest post by Melodee Colbert-Kean. I often hear from both new and long-term

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Pittsburgh Welcomes City Summit Attendees

In this guest post, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto personally welcomes city leaders to NLC’s 2016 City Summit. On behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, I am deeply honored to welcome you to America’s “Most Livable City.” We are delighted that the National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Pittsburgh as the host city for its

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