Administration en Palm Springs elects entirely LGBTQ city council <div class="node-body article-body">After its newest two members are sworn in, Palm Springs, Calif’s city council will be entirely LGBTQ. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administration Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:41:00 +0000 80301 at <p>Image via <a href="">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Cook County proposes sexual harassment trainings amid inmate-related harassment lawsuits <div class="node-body article-body">Cook County, Ill., officials have recommended that county staff undergo annual sexual harassment training to ensure safer workplaces as two federal lawsuits accuse county officials of not doing enough to stop harassment from inmates.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Human Resources Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:41:00 +0000 80261 at <p>Chicago, Cook County&#39;s seat. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> How state and local government can transform spend management <div class="node-body blog-body">Matt Gibbons, senior director of government and government contractor sales for Concur, explains the benefits of software-as-a-service spend management solutions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Viewpoints Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:32:00 +0000 80241 at Cities impose taxes on Airbnb <div class="node-body article-body">As Airbnb and other short-term rental companies continue to gain prominence and widespread adoption, cities have begun levying taxes on the rentals.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:40:00 +0000 80221 at <p>An Airbnb office in Toronto. Image via <a href="">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> Bill Gates-controlled investment firm plans to build smart city in Arizona desert <div class="node-body article-body">What’s currently a swathe of Arizona desert will become the first smart city built from scratch.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Development Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:56:00 +0000 80211 at <p>Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates owns the parent company of Belmont Partners, which purchased the land for the eventual smart city. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> State and local transgender lawmakers elected <div class="node-body article-body">Election Day 2017 proved to be a watershed moment for the transgender community as several trans lawmakers were elected across the country. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administration Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:46:00 +0000 80201 at <p>Incoming Minneapolis City Council Member Andrea Jenkins speaks at a Victory Fund Brunch in Washington on May 21, 2017. Image via <a href=",_Washington,_DC_USA_5262_(36959990604).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Michigan capital files zoning records lawsuit against neighboring Lansing Township <div class="node-body article-body">Lansing, Mich. is suing the nearby Lansing Township over a 2015 moratorium that the mayor says cost the city several million dollars. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Development Parks & Recreation Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:06:00 +0000 80091 at <p>Lansing, Mich. City Hall. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> A regional solution to address homelessness <div class="node-body blog-body">Heather Stratman, CEO of the Association of California Cities - Orange County, details how her organization helped create a solution for homelessness that could be applied across a large area.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:51:00 +0000 80011 at Counties file lawsuits against opioid makers, distributors <div class="node-body article-body">As the opioid crisis worsens in their communities, counties are taking the fight to drugmakers themselves.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health & Welfare Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:33:00 +0000 80001 at <p>Roxycodone pills, an opioid medication. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Public procurement workforces are shrinking, but help is on the way <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative buys and technology can boost efficiencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bryan Eaves of Sourcing Business Solutions says technology can help public procurement teams become more efficient.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:20:00 +0000 79981 at