American City & County http://americancityandcounty.com/rss.xml en New contract for energy savings performance contracting http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-contract-energy-savings-performance-contracting <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. Communities has announced that its new contract for Energy Savings Performance Contracting Services has been awarded to McKinstry and Trane.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-contract-energy-savings-performance-contracting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/new-contract-energy-savings-performance-contracting#comments Coop Solutions Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:56:00 +0000 81011 at http://americancityandcounty.com IWCE 2018 provides cities and counties with the tech answers they need http://americancityandcounty.com/broadband/iwce-2018-provides-cities-and-counties-tech-answers-they-need <div class="field-byline"> Stacey Ortlick </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If your agency is planning, implementing or just need to know about communications technologies and trends, the 2018 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) can provide you with answers. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/broadband/iwce-2018-provides-cities-and-counties-tech-answers-they-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/broadband/iwce-2018-provides-cities-and-counties-tech-answers-they-need#comments Broadband Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:18:00 +0000 81001 at http://americancityandcounty.com Nashville mayor’s spending to be investigated after admission of extramarital affair http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair <div class="node-body article-body">After acknowledging an extramarital affair with her chief of security, Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry’s spending and travel throughout the affair is being investigated internally.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair#comments Finance Bonus Content Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:06:00 +0000 80971 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry speaks at the Small Business Conference held at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus on March 17, 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forum_highlights_women-owned_small_businesses_160317-A-DK667-003.jpg">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> Study: What’s Next in Digital Communications for Local Government http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/study-what-s-next-digital-communications-local-government <div class="node-body article-body">Communications channels and best practices are constantly evolving – is your agency embracing the newest trends?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/study-what-s-next-digital-communications-local-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/study-what-s-next-digital-communications-local-government#comments White Papers Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000 80991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Asset Management for Dummies: A Step-by-Step Guide to Modern Asset Management http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/asset-management-dummies-step-step-guide-modern-asset-management <div class="node-body article-body">Bridges, roads, parks and even sewage and garbage management are things we all take for granted but will notice immediately if they aren’t working to the levels we’ve come to expect</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/asset-management-dummies-step-step-guide-modern-asset-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/asset-management-dummies-step-step-guide-modern-asset-management#comments White Papers Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000 80981 at http://americancityandcounty.com The Guide to Text Messaging Policies for Government http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/guide-text-messaging-policies-government <div class="node-body article-body">Use text messages for business communications with confidence.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/guide-text-messaging-policies-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/guide-text-messaging-policies-government#comments White Papers Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:07:00 +0000 78961 at http://americancityandcounty.com California city considers starting its own cryptocurrency http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency <div class="node-body article-body">A California city is mulling over joining the cryptocurrency wave to explore a new method for funding public projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency#comments Finance Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:38:00 +0000 80961 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Basket_of_money.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> 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 Do More with Less by Working Smarter, Not Harder http://americancityandcounty.com/webinars/do-more-less-working-smarter-not-harder <div class="node-body article-body">Operational success means working smarter, not harder, and the smartest way to work today is to enlist the help of a trusted computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). What can a CMMS do for you? Join this information-packed presentation led by Dude Solutions Applications Engineer Kyle Davenport to find out.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/webinars/do-more-less-working-smarter-not-harder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/webinars/do-more-less-working-smarter-not-harder#comments Webinars Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:00:00 +0000 80941 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 Philly’s NG9-1-1 improves emergency response http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/philly-s-ng9-1-1-improves-emergency-response <div class="node-body article-body">Migrating Philadelphia’s emergency response network to the VESTA 9-1-1 Call Handling system has laid the groundwork for the city to transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 technology and accept new forms of emergency requests from its citizens. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/philly-s-ng9-1-1-improves-emergency-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/philly-s-ng9-1-1-improves-emergency-response#comments Emergency Response Products at Work Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:53:00 +0000 80911 at http://americancityandcounty.com Green building project cuts costs http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/green-building-project-cuts-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Shirley, Mass., and ABM Industries collaborated to complete an infrastructure redevelopment project to reduce operating costs and maximize sustainability, cutting energy consumption by 26 percent since 2013.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/green-building-project-cuts-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/green-building-project-cuts-costs#comments Products at Work Green Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:53:00 +0000 80901 at http://americancityandcounty.com The rural connection http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/rural-connection <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Seybold </div> <div class="field-deck"> FirstNet is offering rural communities opportunities to connect digitally </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet is offering rural communities opportunities to connect digitally.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/rural-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/communications/rural-connection#comments Communications Broadband Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:53:00 +0000 80891 at http://americancityandcounty.com Bad medicine http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/bad-medicine <div class="field-deck"> Over-prescription of opioid medications has set off what could be the worst public health crisis in American history </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Over-prescription of opioid medications has set off what could be the worst public health crisis in American history. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/bad-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/bad-medicine#comments Health & Welfare Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:25:00 +0000 80881 at http://americancityandcounty.com The civics-culture correlation http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation <div class="field-deck"> Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recreation projects help governments influence culture and build community engagement.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/parks-recreation/civics-culture-correlation#comments Parks & Recreation Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:42:00 +0000 80871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Opened in October 2017, Louisville, Ky.&rsquo;s public Sunil M. Gavaskar Cricket Field caters to an avid base of 10 cricket clubs across the city. Image via City of Louisville.</p> 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 Immigration conflict causes mayors to skip White House meeting http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/immigration-conflict-causes-mayors-skip-white-house-meeting <div class="node-body article-body">Several prominent mayors chose to pass on a meeting with the president to discuss infrastructure in the wake of increased pressure from the Department of Justice on sanctuary cities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/immigration-conflict-causes-mayors-skip-white-house-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/immigration-conflict-causes-mayors-skip-white-house-meeting#comments Administration Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:57:00 +0000 80841 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The White House.<a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/White_House_north_and_south_sides.jpg" target="_blank"> Image via Wikipedia.</a></p> Buying strategies the public sector should adopt http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt <div class="field-deck"> Public procurement veteran talks best practices, future of coop purchasing and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public procurement veteran Steve Gordon discusses the future of cooperative purchasing and more.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:52:00 +0000 80831 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 10.24px;">Steve Gordon</span></p> From Aspirational to Operational: How State & Local Government Can Harness Data to Become a Smart Community http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/aspirational-operational-how-state-local-government-can-harness-data-become-smart-commu <div class="node-body article-body">The idea of a smart community has seemed like a futuristic utopia</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/aspirational-operational-how-state-local-government-can-harness-data-become-smart-commu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/white-papers/aspirational-operational-how-state-local-government-can-harness-data-become-smart-commu#comments White Papers Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 80851 at http://americancityandcounty.com Philadelphia to explore using civilian traffic enforcers http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers <div class="node-body article-body">Future traffic enforcers in Philadelphia might not have police badges.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/philadelphia-explore-using-civilian-traffic-enforcers#comments Roadways Fri, 26 Jan 2018 23:12:00 +0000 80821 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Traffic along I-95 in Philadelphia. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:I-95_SB_0.75_mi_to_Girard_Avenue-Lehigh_Avenue.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Baltimore mayor hopes new police leadership can curb violent crime http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/baltimore-mayor-hopes-new-police-leadership-can-curb-violent-crime <div class="node-body article-body">Baltimore’s new Mayor, Catherine Pugh, says she is impatient for crime rates to improve in her city, but feels confident that by appointing new leadership in the police department, conditions will improve.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/baltimore-mayor-hopes-new-police-leadership-can-curb-violent-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/baltimore-mayor-hopes-new-police-leadership-can-curb-violent-crime#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:02:00 +0000 80801 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Baltimore City Police at Camden Yards.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Police_Department#/media/File:Baltimore_Police_Officers_at_Camden_Yards.jpg" target="_blank"> Image via Wikipedia.</a></p> 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 Washington county’s homelessness and addiction project get support from state lawmakers http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-county-s-homelessness-and-addiction-project-get-support-state-lawmakers <div class="node-body article-body">A Washington county’s new idea for solving homelessness and addiction has garnered support from Washington Governor Jay Inslee and other state officials.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-county-s-homelessness-and-addiction-project-get-support-state-lawmakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-county-s-homelessness-and-addiction-project-get-support-state-lawmakers#comments Health & Welfare Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:49:00 +0000 80781 at http://americancityandcounty.com The top 10 moving destinations of 2017 http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/top-10-moving-destinations-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Truck rental company Penske released its top moving destinations for 2017 based on one-way truck rental reservations made throughout the previous year. Is your city on the list?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/top-10-moving-destinations-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/top-10-moving-destinations-2017#comments Bonus Content Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:21:00 +0000 80771 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 Despite making white separatist comments, Maine town manager intends to stay in his job http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/despite-making-white-separatist-comments-maine-town-manager-intends-stay-his-job <div class="node-body article-body">Despite making white separatist comments. the town manager of a small Maine municipality claims his views don’t interfere with his job and that he intends to remain in his post.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/despite-making-white-separatist-comments-maine-town-manager-intends-stay-his-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/despite-making-white-separatist-comments-maine-town-manager-intends-stay-his-job#comments Administration Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:24:00 +0000 80751 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Jackman, Maine. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jackman,_Maine_-_panoramio.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Leaders of rebuffed Amazon HQ2 candidate cities get reflective over bidding process http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/leaders-rebuffed-amazon-hq2-candidate-cities-get-reflective-over-bidding-proces <div class="node-body article-body">Twenty North American localities are celebrating making the second round of Amazon’s second headquarters selection process. But leaders of many of the 200+ cities that were rejected have gotten reflective over their disqualifications.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/leaders-rebuffed-amazon-hq2-candidate-cities-get-reflective-over-bidding-proces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/leaders-rebuffed-amazon-hq2-candidate-cities-get-reflective-over-bidding-proces#comments Economic Development Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:15:00 +0000 80741 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Amazon customer service center in Huntington, W. Va. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amazon.com_Customer_Service_Center_(Huntington,_West_Virginia)_003.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.&nbsp;</p> Shortlist for second Amazon headquarters announced http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/shortlist-second-amazon-headquarters-announced <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon has whittled down the 238-plus proposals it received for its new headquarters to 20 potential locations, and mayors are already reacting to the news. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/shortlist-second-amazon-headquarters-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/shortlist-second-amazon-headquarters-announced#comments Economic Development Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:44:00 +0000 80721 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Map of the 20 potential locations Amazon has selected for its second headquarters. The 20 were pared down from over 238 applicant localities&nbsp;across North America.</p> Absence Management: What does it mean for your organization? http://americancityandcounty.com/webinars/absence-management-what-does-it-mean-your-organization <div class="node-body article-body">Join American City & County and Kronos as we look at how automated absence management solutions can help agencies control cost, ensure compliance and provide an easy-to-use system for employees.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/webinars/absence-management-what-does-it-mean-your-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/webinars/absence-management-what-does-it-mean-your-organization#comments Webinars Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:00:00 +0000 80811 at http://americancityandcounty.com