Administration http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Large cities explore plastic bag bans http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/large-cities-explore-plastic-bag-bans <div class="node-body article-body">Several large metros are exploring the implementation and modification of plastic bag bans.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/large-cities-explore-plastic-bag-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/environment/large-cities-explore-plastic-bag-bans#comments Environment Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:13:00 +0000 76721 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Plastic bag littering. Image via Wikimedia Commons.</p> Washington city sues OxyContin maker http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-city-sues-oxycontin-maker <div class="node-body article-body">In an unprecedented case, Everett, Wash., is suing opioid maker Purdue Pharma on allegations that the company knowingly let its opioids freely flow in the city's black market. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-city-sues-oxycontin-maker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/health-welfare/washington-city-sues-oxycontin-maker#comments Courts Health & Welfare Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:42:00 +0000 76691 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via drugs.com.</p> Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 2 http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> In Madison, Wis., the mayor says it’s time for Congress and the Trump administration to help cities repair crumbling infrastructure </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Madison, Wis., Mayor Paul Soglin says cities need help on repairing infrastructure.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-2#comments Economic Development Federal Finance Public Works Public Works Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:32:00 +0000 76681 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: One of Gebhardt Development&#39;s projects that was recently completed along E. Washington Ave. in Madison, Wis.</p> Revamped website reflects reshaped community in San Marcos, Calif. http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/revamped-website-reflects-reshaped-community-san-marcos-calif <div class="node-body article-body">The redesigned city website in San Marcos, Calif., has seen a big increase in visitors and page-views. El Segundo, Calif.-based Vision developed the city's new site.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/revamped-website-reflects-reshaped-community-san-marcos-calif" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/products-work/revamped-website-reflects-reshaped-community-san-marcos-calif#comments Products at Work Public Works GPN Administration Public Works Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:10:00 +0000 76661 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Above: The screenshot above shows the San Marcos site after the site redesign. The screenshot below in the text shows the San Marcos site before the site redesign.</p> What causes a town's collapse? http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/what-causes-towns-collapse <div class="node-body article-body">Small cities and towns are folding in the face of monumental financial and political struggles.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/what-causes-towns-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/what-causes-towns-collapse#comments Administration Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:59:00 +0000 76631 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The historic Damascus School, in what used to be Damascus, Ore. and is now Clackamas County, Ore. Image via Wikimedia Commons.</p> San Antonio annexation deal could triple size of neighbor city http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/san-antonio-annexation-deal-could-triple-size-neighbor-city <div class="node-body article-body">If Converse, Texas, agrees to an annexation agreement that San Antonio has proposed, Converse could triple in size-- all to bring municipal services to a patch of unincorporated Bexar County.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/san-antonio-annexation-deal-could-triple-size-neighbor-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/san-antonio-annexation-deal-could-triple-size-neighbor-city#comments Economic Development Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:14:00 +0000 76601 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The San Antonio Metropolitan Area. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gfp-texas-san-antonio-metro.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Procurement Month (March) brings out enthusiasm, pride and testimonials for the profession http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/procurement-month-march-brings-out-enthusiasm-pride-and-testimonials-profession <div class="node-body article-body">Procurement Month is a good time for professionals to show how important the public procurement function is to government at all levels.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/procurement-month-march-brings-out-enthusiasm-pride-and-testimonials-profession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/procurement-month-march-brings-out-enthusiasm-pride-and-testimonials-profession#comments Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Human Resources Procurement Professional Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:13:00 +0000 76571 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Bob Perkins</p> New executive director at cooperative purchasing trade group http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/new-executive-director-cooperative-purchasing-trade-group <div class="node-body article-body">Tammy Rimes has been appointed executive director of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP).</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/new-executive-director-cooperative-purchasing-trade-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/gpn/new-executive-director-cooperative-purchasing-trade-group#comments Cooperative Purchasing Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:51:00 +0000 76541 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Tammy Rimes</p> Trump's America http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/trumps-america <div class="field-deck"> Local leaders wonder what the new administration means for them while working to heal a dangerously fractured electorate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Local leaders wonder what the new administration means for them while working to heal a dangerously fractured electorate</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/trumps-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/trumps-america#comments Administration Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:58:00 +0000 76381 at http://americancityandcounty.com Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 1 http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> Pittsburgh's mayor finds ways to pay for capital projects, bridge replacement and operating costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Government budgets are growing in 2017. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto outlines his city’s spending strategy.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/public-works/keating-report-2017-forecast-government-budgets-and-spending-part-1#comments Government Procurement Public Works Administration Public Works Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:04:00 +0000 76351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>In the photo: Construction is underway on the replacement for the Greenfield Bridge in Pittsburgh. The replacement bridge will open to traffic later in 2017.</p>