Administration http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Police sue Nebraska city over health insurance changes http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/police-sue-nebraska-city-over-health-insurance-changes <div class="node-body article-body">Changes in insurance policy have led a police union and a Nebraska city’s officers to sue the city.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/police-sue-nebraska-city-over-health-insurance-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/police-sue-nebraska-city-over-health-insurance-changes#comments Courts Human Resources Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:38:00 +0000 79681 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Hall County Courthouse in Grand Island, Neb. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hall_Co_Courthouse_6.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Coops can be useful tools for IT buys http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/coops-can-be-useful-tools-it-buys <div class="field-deck"> Wyoming state procurement manager says cooperative contracts can be a time-saver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming's Brett Adams-Case says cooperative contracts can aid lean and smaller public purchasing groups when buying technology.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/coops-can-be-useful-tools-it-buys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/coops-can-be-useful-tools-it-buys#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Technology Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:06:00 +0000 79661 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Brett Adams-Case</p> Humanity amid the opioid crisis http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/humanity-amid-opioid-crisis <div class="node-body blog-body">American City & County Staff Writer Jason Axelrod opines on how local governments are handling the opioid crisis </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/humanity-amid-opioid-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/humanity-amid-opioid-crisis#comments Health & Welfare Viewpoints Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:30:00 +0000 79641 at http://americancityandcounty.com Houston mayor proposes tax hike to aid in Harvey recovery http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/houston-mayor-proposes-tax-hike-aid-harvey-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is seeking city council approval for a property tax increase to contribute to Hurricane Harvey recovery expenses. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/houston-mayor-proposes-tax-hike-aid-harvey-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/houston-mayor-proposes-tax-hike-aid-harvey-recovery#comments Emergency Management Finance Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:27:00 +0000 79501 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 13.3px; background-color: rgb(248, 249, 250);">Texas Army National Guardsmen help Houston residents through Harvey&#39;s flooding. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:170827-A-ZW944-024_(36127998193).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</span></p> As Florida governments respond to Irma, others prepare for storm http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-governments-respond-irma-others-prepare-storm <div class="node-body article-body">As Hurricane Irma has swept through Florida, cities have taken measured action to uphold order in their jurisdictions. At the same time, other governments across the southeast that are anticipating Irma’s arrival have made preparations for the dangerous storm.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-governments-respond-irma-others-prepare-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/emergency-management/florida-governments-respond-irma-others-prepare-storm#comments Emergency Management Administration Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:01:00 +0000 79421 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Hurricane Irma above the Virgin Islands on Sept. 6. Image via <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4e/Irma_2017-09-06_1745Z.jpg/768px-Irma_2017-09-06_1745Z.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Procurement chief: Keeping track of paperwork is key when buying from coops http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/procurement-chief-keeping-track-paperwork-key-when-buying-coops <div class="field-deck"> Yakima Wash.’s Sue Ownby says well-organized coop documents can be useful in an audit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Procurement manager Sue Ownby says it's important to keep close tabs on paperwork for cooperative buys.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/procurement-chief-keeping-track-paperwork-key-when-buying-coops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/procurement-chief-keeping-track-paperwork-key-when-buying-coops#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0000 79411 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Sue Ownby</p> The drone dilemma http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/drone-dilemma <div class="field-deck"> Caught between federal rules, legal ambiguity and public service, local governments struggle to find their places in governing private and commercial drone activity </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Caught between federal rules, legal ambiguity and public service, local governments struggle to find their places in governing private and commercial drone activity.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/drone-dilemma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/drone-dilemma#comments Courts Administration Technology Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:05:00 +0000 79381 at http://americancityandcounty.com Best practices from a procurement pro when considering cooperative pacts http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-practices-procurement-pro-when-considering-cooperative-pacts <div class="field-deck"> It’s important to consider local suppliers when weighing cooperative agreements, says public buyer in the Cornhusker State. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bob Walla, purchasing agent for the Lincoln/Lancaster County (Neb.) Purchasing Department, outlines the detailed steps his agency follows in the cooperative buying process.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-practices-procurement-pro-when-considering-cooperative-pacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/best-practices-procurement-pro-when-considering-cooperative-pacts#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:08:00 +0000 79271 at http://americancityandcounty.com New York City Council approves ‘office of nightlife’ http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-council-approves-office-nightlife <div class="node-body article-body">A famous New York music group once sang, “you’ve gotta fight for your right to party,” but now the city itself is lending a helping hand.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-council-approves-office-nightlife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/new-york-city-council-approves-office-nightlife#comments Economic Development Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:24:00 +0000 79281 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Times Square in New York at night. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Largeviewtimessquare.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Amid chaotic council meeting, Charlottesville votes to shroud statues, begin third party review http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/amid-chaotic-council-meeting-charlottesville-votes-shroud-statues-begin-third-party-r <div class="node-body article-body">Charlottesville, Va.’s first city council meeting since the Aug. 12 violence and tragedy was anything but routine.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/amid-chaotic-council-meeting-charlottesville-votes-shroud-statues-begin-third-party-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/amid-chaotic-council-meeting-charlottesville-votes-shroud-statues-begin-third-party-r#comments Administration Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:20:00 +0000 79231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Charlottesville, Va. City Hall. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:City_Hall_Charlottesville_(5868118664).jpg">Wikimedia Commons.</a></p>