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.
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.
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.
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.
For many, the word “infrastructure,” sparks ideas of roads, bridges, sidewalks and sewers. But for the leaders in Macon- Bibb County, they also include parks and recreation in their list of infrastructure offerings.
According to numerous surveys, government employees value employer-sponsored benefits highly but remain confused about what their plans offer.
The 2020 Census seeks to establish an accurate count of the nation’s population and has been conducted every ten years since 1790, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The census is required, important, and can have a significant impact on your community’s bottom line.
Local government employers have good reason to care about the financial health of their workforce because non-wage benefit compensation plays an important role in workforce recruitment and retention. To help local governments empower their employees, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) has developed a practitioner-oriented report assessing local government employee financial literacy programs.
Women are less likely than men to aspire for and occupy top jobs in local government. They're also less optimistic about their chances of moving up at all.
No area of the country has been hit harder by evictions than the South, according to data from Princeton's Eviction Lab.
The Shared Micromobility Playbook is a continously updated website that explores the core components of a comprehensive shared micromobility policy for local governments. Each section identifies key policy areas, highlights the various options in each policy area (incl. pros and cons), and provides case studies of cities that have enacted certain policies.
Just in time for the Legislative Session, Georgia’s Cities sat with Stockbridge Councilmember and member of the GMA Legislative Policy Council (LPC) Neat Robinson to learn more about her motivation for public service and how she prepares for legislative session.
This continuously updated database contains information on micromobility policies from cities across the country. It was created by the policy team at Remix and lists cap, fee, and data standard specifications, as well as other requirements and links to current policies for each city.
Rural development is still at the forefront of many legislators’ agendas. Like last year, broadband expansion is sure to be on the table during the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session.
Local governments across the country are experiencing the increased integration of new technology platforms into their transportation systems. The goal of this guidance is to provide general risk mitigation considerations for the integration of dockless micromobility.