Viewpoints http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/13461/feed It features the Editor's Viewpoints and contributed commentaries. en How the IRS is watching municipal employee benefits http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits <div class="node-body blog-body">CPA Randy Shepard explains how to properly report employee reimbursements to the Internal Revenue Service.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:54:00 +0000 80951 at http://americancityandcounty.com How we travel is changing – and San Diego among others is in the driver's seat http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-we-travel-changing-and-san-diego-among-others-drivers-seat <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples discusses San Diego's upcoming trial for autonomous vehicles and connected cars.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-we-travel-changing-and-san-diego-among-others-drivers-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-we-travel-changing-and-san-diego-among-others-drivers-seat#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:25:00 +0000 80931 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit is worth saving http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving <div class="node-body blog-body">Karen Gravel and Charles Lawrence, of architecture, planning and interior design firm Lord Aeck Sargent, explain the importance of the Federal Historic Tax Credit.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving#comments Finance Viewpoints Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:07:00 +0000 80921 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why partnerships and engagement are key strategies for building smart transportation networks http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-partnerships-and-engagement-are-key-strategies-building-smart-transportation-networks <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains why public-private partnerships and collaboration are essential to ensuring the success of complex, multi-faceted transportation improvement projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-partnerships-and-engagement-are-key-strategies-building-smart-transportation-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-partnerships-and-engagement-are-key-strategies-building-smart-transportation-networks#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:15:00 +0000 80861 at http://americancityandcounty.com Mobility in the public sector http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mobility-public-sector <div class="node-body blog-body">Awingyu CEO Walter Van Uytven explains how governments should approach mobility so as to support their greater strategic initiatives.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mobility-public-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/mobility-public-sector#comments Mobile Viewpoints Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:21:00 +0000 80791 at http://americancityandcounty.com 5 keys to making your next street light project a success http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-keys-making-your-next-street-light-project-success <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains how to best implement smart street lighting projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-keys-making-your-next-street-light-project-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-keys-making-your-next-street-light-project-success#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:28:00 +0000 80761 at http://americancityandcounty.com How government agencies can conquer account revenue management challenges in 2018 http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-agencies-can-conquer-account-revenue-management-challenges-2018 <div class="node-body blog-body">Ontario Systems' Steve Ard and Brett Sivits explain how governments can best overcome account revenue management issues.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-agencies-can-conquer-account-revenue-management-challenges-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-agencies-can-conquer-account-revenue-management-challenges-2018#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:42:00 +0000 80711 at http://americancityandcounty.com How data can help improve air quality control http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-data-can-help-improve-air-quality-control <div class="node-body blog-body">Matt Scholl, vice president and general manager – Americas for Envirosuite Limited explains how to harness large amounts of air quality data to improve a community's air quality.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-data-can-help-improve-air-quality-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-data-can-help-improve-air-quality-control#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:40:00 +0000 80681 at http://americancityandcounty.com Three tech tools that can keep our citizens and first responders safe http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-tech-tools-can-keep-our-citizens-and-first-responders-safe <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains technologies that public safety departments can use to better serve citizens.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-tech-tools-can-keep-our-citizens-and-first-responders-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/three-tech-tools-can-keep-our-citizens-and-first-responders-safe#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:30:00 +0000 80641 at http://americancityandcounty.com The opioid crisis in correctional facilities – How connected treatment can help http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/opioid-crisis-correctional-facilities-how-connected-treatment-can-help <div class="node-body blog-body">Cisco Senior Justice Advisor Daniel Stewart explains how connected treatment technology can help combat the opioid crisis.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/opioid-crisis-correctional-facilities-how-connected-treatment-can-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/opioid-crisis-correctional-facilities-how-connected-treatment-can-help#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:50:00 +0000 80571 at http://americancityandcounty.com