Administration en New York City caps ridesharing licenses for one year, passes other rideshare-related bills <div class="node-body article-body">New York has become the first major U.S. city to cap the number of ridesharing vehicles that can operate within its limits.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Development Roadways Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:45:00 +0000 82821 at <p>An Uber and Lyft-marked&nbsp;car. Image via <a href="">Getty Images</a>.</p> West Hollywood city council urges removal of President Trump’s Walk of Fame star <div class="node-body article-body">The West Hollywood, Calif., City Council has called for the removal of President Donald Trump’s star from the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The only issue is, council doesn’t have the authority to remove the star. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Roadways Administration Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82791 at <p>Buskers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Selling sales tax <div class="node-body blog-body">Doug Jensen, senior vice president of Avenu Insights & Analytics, explains how sales tax models can be updated to accommodate for new trends and thus bring more funds to local government.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Viewpoints Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82781 at Who are you? <div class="field-deck"> When done right, branding a city will net it far more than just a flashy new logo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When done right, branding a city will net it far more than just a flashy new logo.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Development Privatization & Outsourcing Administration Thu, 26 Jul 2018 19:09:00 +0000 82661 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Gallatin, Tenn.&#39;s new brand logo superimposed over its&nbsp;city hall.&nbsp;Images courtesy of City of Gallatin.&nbsp;</span></p> Turning conflicts into solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">Raquelle Solon, business solutions engineer for organizational resiliency firm FEI Behavioral Health, explains how co-workers can work through issues and eliminate future disagreements to improve relationships and enhance job performance. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Resources Viewpoints Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:54:00 +0000 82651 at Philadelphia updates sexual harassment policies following searing audit <div class="node-body article-body">Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order that drastically alters his city’s sexual harassment policies on the same day an explosive audit on the city’s sexual misconduct was released.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Resources Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +0000 82611 at <p>Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Government-run citizens’ academies educate people on local public affairs <div class="node-body article-body">Citizen engagement is an ever-present challenge in local government, but programs across the country are bringing citizens closer to government by educating them on its inner workings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Citizen Engagement Administration Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:12:00 +0000 82571 at <p>A Minneapolis City Council meeting in January 2018. Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Indiana city's controversial online overdose map modified following numerous complaints <div class="node-body article-body">Sharing information with the public is an important function of any government. But sometimes, that information may be too personal to share. Such was the case when Bloomington, Ind.. officials began tracking opioid overdose deaths online through a map that pinpoints the addresses of overdose victims within city limits</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health & Welfare GIS & GPS Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:38:00 +0000 82541 at <p>Houses on College Avenue in Bloomington, Ind. Image via <a href=",_Apartment_Row.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Governments are relying on fewer public purchasing managers <div class="field-deck"> Public agencies step up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public agencies are stepping up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:54:00 +0000 82531 at <p>Roseanne Spagnuolo, Executive Advisor, Content and Advisory Lead at Procurement Leaders Ltd.</p> Mayors pledge to defend municipal workers’ rights in wake of Janus decision <div class="node-body article-body">The Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME against public sector labor unions has prompted mayors across the country to pledge support of municipal workers’ rights amid polarizing reactions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Job Creation Human Resources Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:25:00 +0000 82441 at <p>Street paving crew in Laredo, Texas. Image via <a href=",_TX,_2015_IMG_5515.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>