What’s your mayor talking about in 2019? Believe it or not, it’s likely e-scooters, marijuana and social media. Every year, mayors across the country give state of the city speeches that, much like the State of the Union address, highlight their priorities and vision for the year. At the National League of Cities, we release
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NLC’s Economic Opportunity and Financial Empowerment team headed down to Atlanta last week for a National Municipal Financial Inclusion Summit. On September 27th, NLC convened 28 cities to learn about strategies to improve the financial lives of families.
This is a guest post by Facebook Outreach Associate Eva Guidarini. Across the country, citizens turn to social media to find, follow and connect with their elected officials. At the same time, local government officials use the internet to reach and engage with citizens. Providing a platform that enables direct interactions between governments and citizens
Last week, Embarq, in conjunction with the other major players in the development world (think: international banks), hosted the ninth annual “Transforming Transportation” Conference to share model practices, meet with colleagues doing similar work, and address sustainable transport issues worldwide. This year’s conference focused on “scaling up” – that is, finding ways to emulate/adapt/multiply current
A recently released report from the Fels Institute of Government urges cities to get started in using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It notes that all of the concerns about legal issues, increased workload, and potential for public criticism are manageable and unwarranted. Through interviews with a mixture of public information staff, information