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Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems

March 12, 2019

National League of Cities

In this report, the National League of Cities explores how road user charge (RUC) systems can become a practical funding alternative to keep up with the nation’s transportation mobility projects.

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City Centers Represent Heartbeat of Our Communities

Leadership Focus

March 12, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In what can often be a siloed world, downtowns everywhere ultimately represent a melting pot and a connection point where local citizens and visitors alike can gather together on common ground.

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Episode 27: Mayor Matt Seale - City of Ocilla, GA

March 11, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

The tables are turned on Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast host Matt Seale as he is interviewed by Adrienne Andreae of the podcast Small Town Sunshine. In this episode we learn about Mayor Matt and how he came to live in Ocilla, what made him run for Mayor and what made him want to start Small Town Podcast. 

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City of Atlanta Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices Website

City of Atlanta Shareable Dockless Mobility Devices Website

March 8, 2019

City of Atlanta

The city of Atlanta has created a website to educate the public about shareable dockless mobility devices such as e-scooters and bikes. The website features relevant legislation, guidance on riding and parking, the city's permit program, frequently asked questions, and contact information for providers of shareable dockless mobility devices. 

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The Value of Historic District Status in Georgia

March 7, 2019

Georgia State University Center for State and Local Finance

The designation of historic districts is a popular tool for promoting the preservation of neighborhoods and culturally significant areas as well as for economic development. This report analyzes the effects on property values of being in a nationally or locally recognized historic district.

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Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker

Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker

March 1, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta developed the Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker to help users explore the availability of affordable rentals and prevalence of cost-burdened households at the state, regional, and local level.

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Investing in America's Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers

March 1, 2019

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

How can public, private, and nonprofit sectors coordinate efforts and integrate new technologies and finance models to meet the needs of both workers and employers? Learn about investing in workforce development systems in the new three-volume book Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers.

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Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

February 28, 2019

AARP

AARP seeks to help local leaders make their communities more livable for people of all ages. Among the keys to livability is housing that is both suitable for and adaptable to the diverse and ever-changing needs of American households and individuals.

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Hackers Now Have Billions of Usernames and Passwords, So How Can Cities Protect Themselves?

CitySmart by Sophicity

February 27, 2019

Ryan Warrick, Network Infrastructure Consultant, Sophicity

It was inevitable. With so many serious data breaches over the years (including Yahoo’s 3.5 billion records breached, Marriott’s 500,000,000 records breached, Adobe’s 152,000,000 records breached, eBay’s 145,000,000 records breached, etc.), hackers have compiled a massive list of usernames and passwords on the Dark Web.

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Episode 26: Mayor Sandy Lumpkin - City of Ashburn, GA

February 25, 2019

Ocilla Mayor Matt Seale

Ocilla Mayor and Small Town Podcast Host Matt Seale travels to Ashburn, GA to talk with Mayor, and former Ashburn City Clerk, Sandy Lumpkin. The 2 discuss how Mayor Lumpkin came to be a resident of Ashburn after a life out West and how after a full career in Ashburn City government as an employee, she decided to run for office.

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Beyond Compliance: Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Populations to Achieve Higher Positions in Local Government

February 20, 2019

ICMA

Research has shown that diverse groups outperform homogeneous groups in problem-solving, accuracy, and creativity. However, a diverse workforce rarely happens organically. The purpose of this report is to describe research on local governments that excel in increasing diversity and fostering inclusiveness.

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NLC Launches Opportunity Zone Resources

NLC Launches Opportunity Zone Resources

February 18, 2019

National League of Cities

Few issues have captured the attention of city leaders like “opportunity zones.” NLC compiled some frequently asked questions, a map of each designated zone, and a host of other external resources to help local officials find answers to their questions.

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Young Leaders Inspire Hope for the Future

Leadership Focus

February 14, 2019

Deke Copenhaver

In cities across our state there are dynamic, energetic and emerging young leaders doing amazing things who are just waiting to be given a seat at the table and be part of the decision-making process of how our communities grow and evolve.

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Peachtree City Introduces North America to Unique Dam Design

February 11, 2019

 In 2018, the city of Peachtree City completed its larg­est infrastructure project since the city’s existence— a new spillway for the 240-acre Lake Peachtree.
 

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Tech Leaders Safeguard IT Infrastructure in Cities

February 11, 2019

A different form of infrastructure is taking over head­lines, budget items and local government officials’ attention. Referred to as “IT Infrastructure” or the composite hardware, software, network resources and services required for the operation of an entity’s technology environment, municipalities have been diligently working to strengthen theirs and safeguard against cybercrimes.

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