El Paso County, Texas, Commissioner Vincent Perez was recently named American City & County's 2016 County Leader of the Year for taking on corruption and stagnation to reform his county’s criminal justice system.
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded federal FASTLANE grants totaling $759 million to 18 freight- and road-related projects, but many municipalities missed out on opportunities to receive funding....More
Held in Indianapolis from June 24 through June 27, the 84th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will feature speeches from the 14th Dalai Lama and Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee....More
The Department of Homeland Security warned that cyber attacks against law enforcement, fire departments and other emergency services are likely to increase in frequency. As public-safety networks become more interconnected and dependent on information technology, their vulnerability to attack increases....More
The word “sustainability” may conjure thoughts of recycling, reusable cloth bags and big piles of compost. But for many government entities, sustainability has little relation to these stereotypical green ideas and much more to do with operational efficiency, improved outcomes and a better bottom line...More