Administration http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Higher wages for elected officials attract new talent, create tension http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension <div class="node-body article-body">Several communities are increasing the pay for their elected officials, citing concerns of being able to attract the right talent for the positions. However, some of these increases are also creating tension, as wages in the private sector are largely stagnant.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/higher-wages-elected-officials-attract-new-talent-create-tension#comments Finance Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:17:00 +0000 82371 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usdollar100front.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Cities celebrate Juneteenth to commemorate abolishment of slavery http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-celebrate-juneteenth-commemorate-abolishment-slavery <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many cities across the country have held or are holding formal celebrations&nbsp;to mark the day known as Juneteenth.</p> <p>Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19 each year, commemorates the announcement of slavery&rsquo;s abolition in Texas on June 19, 1865, according to the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF). Texas was the final rebel state to allow slavery during the civil war, ending the practice nearly two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-celebrate-juneteenth-commemorate-abolishment-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/cities-celebrate-juneteenth-commemorate-abolishment-slavery#comments Citizen Engagement Administration Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82331 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Juneteenth&nbsp;Memorial Monument in Austin, Texas. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emancipation_Proclamation_-_Juneteenth_Memorial_Monument_-_Austin_Texas.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Filling the gap as retirees head for the exits http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack for governments as workers continue to retire.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/filling-gap-retirees-head-exits#comments Contracts Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Technology GPN Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:10:00 +0000 82311 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Tammy Rimes,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">executive director of the&nbsp;</span>National Cooperative Procurement Partners.</p> Babcock Ranch offers glimpse of how municipal sustainability, technology might look in future http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/babcock-ranch-offers-glimpse-how-municipal-sustainability-technology-might-look <div class="node-body article-body">The first entirely solar-powered American city has arrived, and it’s located in Florida.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/babcock-ranch-offers-glimpse-how-municipal-sustainability-technology-might-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/babcock-ranch-offers-glimpse-how-municipal-sustainability-technology-might-look#comments Economic Development Broadband Renewable Energy Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:27:00 +0000 82261 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">The red pin on this map designates Babcock Ranch&#39;s location within&nbsp;Florida. Note Tampa, Fla. in the upper left corner and West Palm Beach, Fla. in the lower right corner.</span></p> Civil disability http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/civil-disability <div class="field-deck"> As midterm elections approach, the U.S. Department of Justice is enforcing improved polling place accessibility in jurisdictions across the country </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As midterm elections approach, the U.S. Department of Justice is enforcing improved polling place accessibility in jurisdictions across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/civil-disability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/facilities/civil-disability#comments Facilities Health & Welfare Tue, 05 Jun 2018 22:55:00 +0000 82181 at http://americancityandcounty.com NLC report: Majority of municipal leaders consider economic development and infrastructure key issues this year http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from the National League of Cities (NLC) shows that economic development, infrastructure and budgets weigh heavily on the minds of many city leaders across the country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/economic-development/nlc-report-majority-municipal-leaders-consider-economic-development-and-infrast#comments Economic Development Finance Public Works Wed, 30 May 2018 17:17:00 +0000 82131 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1,5_und_10_Dollarnoten.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Wyoming committee considers letting local governments create voter-approved taxes http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming municipalities could soon get far more funding options than they currently have.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/wyoming-committee-considers-letting-local-governments-create-voter-approved-taxes#comments Finance Wed, 23 May 2018 18:47:00 +0000 82091 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wyoming_Capitol-2012-07-15_1434.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, four Albuquerque, N.M., city employees filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses the city of paying female workers less than male workers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men#comments Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> Illinois-wide pension law, pension debts cripple municipalities’ finances http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances <div class="node-body article-body">Long-growing state-wide pension funding shortfalls combined with a new state law that withholds funding from local governments that can’t pay for their pensions has led to a multi-faceted monetary crisis among municipalities throughout Illinois.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances#comments Finance Pension Reform Tue, 15 May 2018 21:05:00 +0000 82031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>U.S. dollars. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20_Dollars_art3.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Public buyers adapting to accelerated government spending http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending#comments Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 11 May 2018 21:35:00 +0000 81991 at http://americancityandcounty.com