Finance http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en 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> Public procurement workforces are shrinking, but help is on the way http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-procurement-workforces-are-shrinking-help-way <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative buys and technology can boost efficiencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bryan Eaves of Sourcing Business Solutions says technology can help public procurement teams become more efficient.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-procurement-workforces-are-shrinking-help-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-procurement-workforces-are-shrinking-help-way#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:20:00 +0000 79981 at http://americancityandcounty.com Arizona procurement resources help lay groundwork for cooperative purchases http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/arizona-procurement-resources-help-lay-groundwork-cooperative-purchases <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers throughout U.S. can find useful co-op information in trio of documents </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative purchasing guideline and questionnaire can aid public buyers everywhere.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/arizona-procurement-resources-help-lay-groundwork-cooperative-purchases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/arizona-procurement-resources-help-lay-groundwork-cooperative-purchases#comments Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Proposals & Bids Strategic Sourcing GPN Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:34:00 +0000 79851 at http://americancityandcounty.com Former California city employee pleads guilty to embezzling over $600,000 http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/former-california-city-employee-pleads-guilty-embezzling-over-600000 <div class="node-body article-body">A former employee of the Glendale, Calif. City Attorney’s office has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling nearly $610,000 in taxpayer dollars over a 17-year period. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/former-california-city-employee-pleads-guilty-embezzling-over-600000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/former-california-city-employee-pleads-guilty-embezzling-over-600000#comments Finance Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:41:00 +0000 79791 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sweet_success.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> 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> 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>