Finance http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Nashville mayor’s spending to be investigated after admission of extramarital affair http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair <div class="node-body article-body">After acknowledging an extramarital affair with her chief of security, Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry’s spending and travel throughout the affair is being investigated internally.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair#comments Finance Bonus Content Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:06:00 +0000 80971 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry speaks at the Small Business Conference held at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus on March 17, 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forum_highlights_women-owned_small_businesses_160317-A-DK667-003.jpg">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> California city considers starting its own cryptocurrency http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency <div class="node-body article-body">A California city is mulling over joining the cryptocurrency wave to explore a new method for funding public projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency#comments Finance Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:38:00 +0000 80961 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Basket_of_money.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> How the IRS is watching municipal employee benefits http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits <div class="node-body blog-body">CPA Randy Shepard explains how to properly report employee reimbursements to the Internal Revenue Service.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:54:00 +0000 80951 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit is worth saving http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving <div class="node-body blog-body">Karen Gravel and Charles Lawrence, of architecture, planning and interior design firm Lord Aeck Sargent, explain the importance of the Federal Historic Tax Credit.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving#comments Finance Viewpoints Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:07:00 +0000 80921 at http://americancityandcounty.com Buying strategies the public sector should adopt http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt <div class="field-deck"> Public procurement veteran talks best practices, future of coop purchasing and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public procurement veteran Steve Gordon discusses the future of cooperative purchasing and more.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/buying-strategies-public-sector-should-adopt#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:52:00 +0000 80831 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span style="font-size: 10.24px;">Steve Gordon</span></p> How government agencies can conquer account revenue management challenges in 2018 http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-agencies-can-conquer-account-revenue-management-challenges-2018 <div class="node-body blog-body">Ontario Systems' Steve Ard and Brett Sivits explain how governments can best overcome account revenue management issues.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-agencies-can-conquer-account-revenue-management-challenges-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-government-agencies-can-conquer-account-revenue-management-challenges-2018#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:42:00 +0000 80711 at http://americancityandcounty.com How cooperative contracts can overcome procurement challenges http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Kirkland, Wash., purchasing team drives efficiencies through cooperative buys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Kirkland, Wash., a city of almost 88,000 on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, often relies on cooperative agreements, says its purchasing agent, Greg Piland.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/how-cooperative-contracts-can-overcome-procurement-challenges#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:20:00 +0000 80481 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cities pitch innovative solutions for grants in nationwide challenge http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cities-pitch-innovative-solutions-grants-nationwide-challenge <div class="node-body article-body">A handful of lucky cities will win up to $5 million as part of a nationwide philanthropic challenge by pitching compelling and innovative solutions to city problems.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cities-pitch-innovative-solutions-grants-nationwide-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cities-pitch-innovative-solutions-grants-nationwide-challenge#comments Finance Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:21:00 +0000 80381 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg&#39;s Bloomberg Philanthropies is putting on the 2017 Mayors Challenge. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:100Years_5792_(8435665563).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.&nbsp;</p> How state and local government can transform spend management http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/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="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-state-and-local-government-can-transform-spend-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-state-and-local-government-can-transform-spend-management#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:32:00 +0000 80241 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cities impose taxes on Airbnb http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cities-impose-taxes-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="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cities-impose-taxes-airbnb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/cities-impose-taxes-airbnb#comments Finance Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:40:00 +0000 80221 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An Airbnb office in Toronto. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AirbnbToronto5.jpg">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p>