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City Forum Archive

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Maintaining Best Practices in the Cooperative Purchasing Market

Maintaining Best Practices in the Cooperative Purchasing Market

The advantages of cooperative purchasing programs include significant savings and a streamlined procurement process.

November 2017
Local Siting Grants Available for Corrections Re-Entry Facilities

Local Siting Grants Available for Corrections Re-Entry Facilities

A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for recently released offenders.

October 2017
Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and infrastructure.

September 2017
Transportation Funding Will Begin Flowing Soon

Transportation Funding Will Begin Flowing Soon

Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.

August 2017
AskRail App Provides Hazmat Data for First Responders

AskRail App Provides Hazmat Data for First Responders

The app provides immediate access to information about hazardous materials a railcar is carrying.

July 2017
10 Changes Shaping Local Government Communications

10 Changes Shaping Local Government Communications

Social media and other tools are impacting city strategies.

June 2017
New Website Matches Businesses With Government Incentives

New Website Matches Businesses With Government Incentives

The California Business Incentives Gateway gives local governments a cost-free way to expand outreach to businesses.

May 2017
The HEAL Cities Campaign Helps Build Complete Parks Systems

The HEAL Cities Campaign Helps Build Complete Parks Systems

Complete parks systems foster accessible, well-utilized and well-funded parks that contribute to community and economic health.

April 2017
Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and Community Development has released the Notice of Funding Availability for $6.2 million in grants for technical assistance. These funds will help counties — and the cities and developers they partner with — start developing their programming.

March 2017
Building Communications Infrastructure for First Responders

Building Communications Infrastructure for First Responders

The ability to communicate is critically important for first responders in emergency situations. The First Responder Network Authority is working to deliver a broadband network for public safety agencies.

February 2017
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