To meet the water demands of residents and businesses, cities around the world spend an estimated $90 billion annually on infrastructure to deliver and treat water. These systems can still fail us, and when they do, the economic costs extend beyond water treatment....More
Transportation is expected to be one of the top issues during Georgia’s legislative session. It is estimated that the state will need to generate at least $1 billion to $1.5 billion in new revenues annually, and that’s just to maintain the current infrastructure....More
When examining the multi-cultural melting pot that is America, two contrasting images emerge. The first image is the pervasive notion of a very welcoming America: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. The second image is the reality of a society that is often intolerant of different cultures and ethnicities. "The Italian Americans" examines this dichotomy....More
Beginning in January, each American City & County issue will feature a GPN section, including new offerings like Products at Work, as well as old favorites including The Keating Report and previews of upcoming industry shows....More
Cities and counties across the country are, with varying degrees of sophistication, turning to GIS to achieve greater efficiencies, enhance operations and provide more meaningful information to the public....More
To benchmark the current usage levels and overall perception of digital signatures at government organizations, CoSign by ARX commissioned American City & County to conduct a study of its audience during July 2014....More
Government officials leading local governments have a fiduciary responsibility to protect the public funds of their citizens, to act in the best interest of their respective entities, to maintain the safety and an appropriate level of liquidity of these funds, and to attain competitive returns for the portfolios of those funds. Further, officials generally are required to protect these deposits with insurance, collateralization, or other means. These requirements can be both complex and time-consuming for public fund managers....More
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