American City & County http://americancityandcounty.com/rss.xml en Higher wages for elected officials attract new talent, create tension http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension <div class="node-body article-body">Several communities are increasing the pay for their elected officials, citing concerns of being able to attract the right talent for the positions. However, some of these increases are also creating tension, as wages in the private sector are largely stagnant.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension#comments Finance Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:17:00 +0000 82371 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usdollar100front.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The operations and maintenance incentive for future builds and renovations of U.S. airports http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/operations-and-maintenance-incentive-future-builds-and-renovations-us-airports <div class="node-body blog-body">Frank Rapoport, chief strategy advisor for the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure, explains the importance of keeping up operations and maintenance on aging U.S. airports</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/operations-and-maintenance-incentive-future-builds-and-renovations-us-airports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/operations-and-maintenance-incentive-future-builds-and-renovations-us-airports#comments Facilities Viewpoints Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:10:00 +0000 82361 at http://americancityandcounty.com Local governments, citizens take stands against fracking in their communities http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/local-governments-citizens-take-stands-against-fracking-their-communities <div class="node-body article-body">As the effects of fracking continue to be realized, some local governments are banning the practice in their communities. In some instances where a government has tried to further regulate the practice, citizens have pushed to ban the practice altogether.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/local-governments-citizens-take-stands-against-fracking-their-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/energy-efficiency/local-governments-citizens-take-stands-against-fracking-their-communities#comments Energy Efficiency Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:27:00 +0000 82351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A fracking job being carried out in the Bakken region of the U.S. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Halliburton_Frack_Job_in_the_Bakken.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.&nbsp;</p> Using Operations Management Data to your Advantage http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/using-operations-management-data-your-advantage <div class="node-body article-body">For local governments nationwide, data is a needle mover. Imagine having data on everything you and your staff members do available at your fingertips and instantly reportable</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/using-operations-management-data-your-advantage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/using-operations-management-data-your-advantage#comments White Papers Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82341 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cities celebrate Juneteenth to commemorate abolishment of slavery http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-celebrate-juneteenth-commemorate-abolishment-slavery <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many cities across the country have held or are holding formal celebrations&nbsp;to mark the day known as Juneteenth.</p> <p>Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19 each year, commemorates the announcement of slavery&rsquo;s abolition in Texas on June 19, 1865, according to the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF). Texas was the final rebel state to allow slavery during the civil war, ending the practice nearly two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-celebrate-juneteenth-commemorate-abolishment-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-celebrate-juneteenth-commemorate-abolishment-slavery#comments Citizen Engagement Administration Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82331 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Juneteenth&nbsp;Memorial Monument in Austin, Texas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emancipation_Proclamation_-_Juneteenth_Memorial_Monument_-_Austin_Texas.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The 10 cities in America with the lowest quality of life http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-cities-america-lowest-quality-life <div class="node-body gallery-body">The quality of life varies drastically from city to city, and although the economy is showing signs of strength and other positive indicators are growing, many communities are still struggling.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-cities-america-lowest-quality-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-cities-america-lowest-quality-life#comments Bonus Content Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:53:00 +0000 82321 at http://americancityandcounty.com Filling the gap as retirees head for the exits http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack for governments as workers continue to retire.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits#comments Contracts Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Technology GPN Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:10:00 +0000 82311 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Tammy Rimes,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">executive director of the&nbsp;</span>National Cooperative Procurement Partners.</p> A Tale of Two Communities: Modernizing Facilities and Infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/tale-two-communities-modernizing-facilities-and-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how cities and counties of all sizes are achieving their vision and making transformative changes using hidden revenue streams.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/tale-two-communities-modernizing-facilities-and-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/tale-two-communities-modernizing-facilities-and-infrastructure#comments White Papers Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82301 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> Key considerations for adopting facial recognition technology http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Arvada (Colo.) Police Chief and current Numerica Corporation Director of Operations Don Wick explains how government leaders can best go about introducing facial recognition software into their operations.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology#comments Law Enforcement Technology Viewpoints Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:59:00 +0000 82281 at http://americancityandcounty.com Industry Insights: Electronic document management http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/industry-insights-electronic-document-management <div class="field-deck"> Q&A with Sam Hall, state and local government marketing manager at Laserfiche </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sam Hall, state and local government marketing manager at Laserfiche, explains how government leaders can best do business with the electronic document management industry.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/industry-insights-electronic-document-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/industry-insights-electronic-document-management#comments Products at Work Hardware & Software Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:42:00 +0000 82271 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Sam Hall, state and local government marketing manager at Laserfiche. Image courtesy of Laserfiche.</p> Babcock Ranch offers glimpse of how municipal sustainability, technology might look in future http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/babcock-ranch-offers-glimpse-how-municipal-sustainability-technology-might-look <div class="node-body article-body">The first entirely solar-powered American city has arrived, and it’s located in Florida.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/babcock-ranch-offers-glimpse-how-municipal-sustainability-technology-might-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/babcock-ranch-offers-glimpse-how-municipal-sustainability-technology-might-look#comments Economic Development Broadband Renewable Energy Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:27:00 +0000 82261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">The red pin on this map designates Babcock Ranch&#39;s location within&nbsp;Florida. Note Tampa, Fla. in the upper left corner and West Palm Beach, Fla. in the lower right corner.</span></p> When the levee breaks http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/when-levee-breaks <div class="field-deck"> We’re reaching the point of no return with global climate change, and without immediate intervention, irrevocable damage may be done </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We’re reaching the point of no return with global climate change, and without immediate intervention, irrevocable damage may be done.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/when-levee-breaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/sustainable-communities/when-levee-breaks#comments Sustainable Communities Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:19:00 +0000 82251 at http://americancityandcounty.com 5 ideas from Silicon Valley on making your city more innovative http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ideas-silicon-valley-making-your-city-more-innovative <div class="node-body blog-body">Officials in cities across the Silicon Valley region share insights with Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi about how to make cities more innovative.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ideas-silicon-valley-making-your-city-more-innovative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/5-ideas-silicon-valley-making-your-city-more-innovative#comments Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:02:00 +0000 82241 at http://americancityandcounty.com Flooded Maryland city and county rebuild amid worries about future http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future <div class="node-body article-body">Questions loom about Elliott City, Md.’s future as the city and Howard County, Md., try to rebuild after the second ‘1,000-year flood’ in two years slammed into the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/flooded-maryland-city-and-county-rebuild-amid-worries-about-future#comments Emergency Management Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:46:00 +0000 82231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Damage from Ellicott City, Md.&#39;s 2016 flood. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ellicott_City_Flood_Recovery,_damaged_buildings_(28788821593).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The 10 best cities in which to live for 2018 http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-best-cities-which-live-2018 <div class="node-body gallery-body">U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the 125 best cities to live in for 2018 based on national data. We've included the top 10 cities here. Is your city on the list? </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-best-cities-which-live-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-best-cities-which-live-2018#comments Bonus Content Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:35:00 +0000 82221 at http://americancityandcounty.com Asset Management Basics: A Guide for Communities of All Sizes http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/asset-management-basics-guide-communities-all-sizes <div class="node-body article-body">Running your municipality is no small task: taking care of infrastructure, tracking budget, providing reports to supervisors, presenting to council, the list never ends.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; 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</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/best-practices-optimizing-your-water-utility-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/best-practices-optimizing-your-water-utility-operations#comments White Papers Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82171 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> Why Government Fleets Are Adopting Telematics & What You Need to Know http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/why-government-fleets-are-adopting-telematics-what-you-need-know <div class="node-body article-body">Your blood, sweat and tears already go into managing and maintaining your community’s assets, so isn’t it time you knew for certain that your assets were being managed efficiently?</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/why-government-fleets-are-adopting-telematics-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/why-government-fleets-are-adopting-telematics-what-you-need-know#comments White Papers Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82161 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> The Definitive Guide to Purchasing Enterprise Asset Management Software http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/definitive-guide-purchasing-enterprise-asset-management-software <div class="node-body article-body">Your blood, sweat and tears already go into managing and maintaining your community’s assets, so isn’t it time you knew for certain that your assets were being managed efficiently?</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/definitive-guide-purchasing-enterprise-asset-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/definitive-guide-purchasing-enterprise-asset-management-software#comments White Papers Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82151 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> NLC report: Majority of municipal leaders consider economic development and infrastructure key issues this year http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from the National League of Cities (NLC) shows that economic development, infrastructure and budgets weigh heavily on the minds of many city leaders across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast#comments Economic Development Finance Public Works Wed, 30 May 2018 17:17:00 +0000 82131 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1,5_und_10_Dollarnoten.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> How the City of Memphis made retiree health benefits sustainable http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/how-city-memphis-made-retiree-health-benefits-sustainable <div class="node-body article-body">Cyberthreats is a top priority for most organizations and City Governments.</div> <div class="field-buy-node-description"> <span>Buy a Node Description:&nbsp;</span> &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; &lt;div id=&quot;selenium-highlight&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt; </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/how-city-memphis-made-retiree-health-benefits-sustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/how-city-memphis-made-retiree-health-benefits-sustainable#comments White Papers Wed, 30 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000 82141 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> <div id="selenium-highlight">&nbsp;</div> Supreme Court rules that police must obtain warrant to search vehicles on private property http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/supreme-court-rules-police-must-obtain-warrant-search-vehicles-private-property <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police must have a warrant to search a vehicle that is parked on private property.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/supreme-court-rules-police-must-obtain-warrant-search-vehicles-private-property" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/supreme-court-rules-police-must-obtain-warrant-search-vehicles-private-property#comments Courts Tue, 29 May 2018 21:50:00 +0000 82121 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Frieze of the U.S. Supreme Court building. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CourtEqualJustice.JPG" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Infrastructure, connectivity, and the two-tier American economy http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/infrastructure-connectivity-and-two-tier-american-economy <div class="node-body blog-body">Strategic technology consultant Dale Neef describes several strategies for bringing high-speed broadband to rural communities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/infrastructure-connectivity-and-two-tier-american-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/infrastructure-connectivity-and-two-tier-american-economy#comments Broadband Viewpoints Wed, 23 May 2018 19:45:00 +0000 82101 at http://americancityandcounty.com Wyoming committee considers letting local governments create voter-approved taxes http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming municipalities could soon get far more funding options than they currently have.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes#comments Finance Wed, 23 May 2018 18:47:00 +0000 82091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wyoming_Capitol-2012-07-15_1434.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Illinois communities file suit against drug manufacturers, doctors http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors <div class="node-body article-body">Several towns and municipalities across Illinois filed suit today against pharmaceutical manufacturers and three suburban doctors, saying these parties significantly contributed to the opioid epidemic in their communities. They are seeking an injunction against the defendants as well as damages.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/illinois-communities-file-suit-against-drug-manufacturers-doctors#comments Courts Wed, 23 May 2018 17:58:00 +0000 82081 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Oxycodon, a popular opioid medication. Image via Wikipedia.</p> The 10 most dangerous cities in America http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-most-dangerous-cities-america <div class="node-body gallery-body">The National Council for Home Safety and Security determined the municipalities that had the most violent crime in the U.S. Is your city among the top 10? </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-most-dangerous-cities-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/10-most-dangerous-cities-america#comments Bonus Content Tue, 22 May 2018 22:04:00 +0000 82071 at http://americancityandcounty.com Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, four Albuquerque, N.M., city employees filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses the city of paying female workers less than male workers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men#comments Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p>