Administration http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Cities governed by mayors contemplate switching to city manager model of government http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-governed-mayors-contemplate-switching-city-manager-model-government <div class="node-body article-body">Some municipalities with strong-mayor forms of government are discussing switching their governance paradigms to include a city manager that will shoulder some of the responsibilities in handling municipal affairs. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-governed-mayors-contemplate-switching-city-manager-model-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-governed-mayors-contemplate-switching-city-manager-model-government#comments Administration Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:57:00 +0000 81711 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>City council chambers in Springhill, La. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Springhill,_LA,_City_Council_chamber_IMG_5155.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Pit bull-specific prohibitions end in several cities http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/pit-bull-specific-prohibitions-end-several-cities <div class="node-body article-body">The pit bull is finally getting some love in as some governments lift restrictions on the canine breed this month.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/pit-bull-specific-prohibitions-end-several-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/pit-bull-specific-prohibitions-end-several-cities#comments Health & Welfare Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:29:00 +0000 81691 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} </style> A young pit bull. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PitBullLookingUp.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Anchorage becomes first U.S. city to vote down transgender ’bathroom bill’ proposition http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/anchorage-becomes-first-us-city-vote-down-transgender-bathroom-bill-proposition <div class="node-body article-body">On April 3, Alaska’s largest city became the first municipality in the country to vote down a proposition that, would have required people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to their gender at birth.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/anchorage-becomes-first-us-city-vote-down-transgender-bathroom-bill-proposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/anchorage-becomes-first-us-city-vote-down-transgender-bathroom-bill-proposition#comments Health & Welfare Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000 81651 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A unisex bathroom. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gender_neutral_bathroom.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Co-ops can provide small agencies with expertise and transparency http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency <div class="field-deck"> National cooperatives often use larger agencies as a lead agency, providing a more comprehensive approach, especially when working on a more complicated contract like IT solutions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National cooperatives often use larger agencies as a lead agency, providing a more comprehensive approach, especially when working on a more complicated contract like IT solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/co-ops-can-provide-small-agencies-expertise-and-transparency#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:16:00 +0000 81641 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Hal Good</p> Amid turmoil, Atlanta's new mayor announces transparency initiative http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/amid-turmoil-atlantas-new-mayor-announces-transparency-initiative <div class="node-body article-body">Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is committing to making her city a more open, transparent entity. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/amid-turmoil-atlantas-new-mayor-announces-transparency-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/amid-turmoil-atlantas-new-mayor-announces-transparency-initiative#comments Administration Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:37:00 +0000 81571 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Atlanta skyline. Image via <a href="http://www.atlanta.gov" target="_blank">www.atlanta.gov.</a></p> How U.S. cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure <div class="node-body blog-body">Infrastructure finance expert Jen Mayer explains how cities can finance resilient and equitable infrastructure, even if the federal infrastructure program doesn't bring in much cash. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-us-cities-can-finance-resilient-and-equitable-infrastructure#comments Housing Roadways Viewpoints Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:52:00 +0000 81561 at http://americancityandcounty.com Two lawsuits accuse Cincinnati council members of violating local, state law in holding private meetings http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv <div class="node-body article-body">Two recent lawsuits accuse Cincinnati council members of holding illegal, private meetings related to the employment status of Cincinnati's city manager.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/two-lawsuits-accuse-cincinnati-council-members-violating-local-state-law-holding-priv#comments Courts Administration Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:14:00 +0000 81551 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Cincinnati Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld, one of the council members named in the lawsuit. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:P.G._Sittenfeld">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Between a rock and a hard place http://americancityandcounty.com/immigration-reform/between-rock-and-hard-place <div class="field-deck"> Local leaders are feeling the tension between upholding federal immigration laws while still protecting the rights of residents </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Local leaders are feeling the tension between upholding federal immigration laws while still protecting the rights of residents.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/immigration-reform/between-rock-and-hard-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/immigration-reform/between-rock-and-hard-place#comments Immigration Reform Administration Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:08:00 +0000 81441 at http://americancityandcounty.com Rescuing the rescuers http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers <div class="field-deck"> Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers#comments Emergency Management Fire Health & Welfare Law Enforcement Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000 81431 at http://americancityandcounty.com Georgia investigating former Atlanta mayor’s press office for potential violations of state open records act http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/georgia-investigating-former-atlanta-mayor-s-press-office-potential-violations-state- <div class="node-body article-body">The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe into potential violations of the Georgia Open Records Act on the part of the Atlanta government. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/georgia-investigating-former-atlanta-mayor-s-press-office-potential-violations-state-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/georgia-investigating-former-atlanta-mayor-s-press-office-potential-violations-state-#comments Operations & Management Administration Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:34:00 +0000 81341 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Georgia State Capitol. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Georgia_State_Capitol,_Atlanta,_West_view_20160716_1.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>