Nation's Cities Weekly

Monthly publication has articles and news briefs that cover municipal issues, such as government, economy, immigration, housing and transportation and after school programs.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 28, July 13

Clinton Edict on Federalism Stirs Up State, Local Leaders
A Presidential order to alter fundamentally the relationship of the federal government and state and local governments is scheduled to go into effect next month. An Executive Order on Federalism, #13083, proposed by President Clinton, would rewrite...
Lack of Local Revenue Growth Concerns Municipal Leaders
As the American economy continues to soar ever higher, all levels of government are enjoying increased revenues. However, municipal governments have seen only modest increases in revenues while federal revenue growth has increased dramatically since...
Local Revenue Trailing Economic Growth since '88
Buoyed by the value of their local tax base and the strength of their local economy, most cities and towns in America continued to see their fiscal health improve during the past year, and while most cities remain positive in their near-term outlook,...
Most Cities Better Able to Meet Local Needs
Seven in ten cities (70 percent) reported that they were better able to meet city financial needs in 1998 than in the previous fiscal year. Three in ten cities (30 percent) said they were less able. Approximately six in ten cities (62 percent) said...
Planners Worry: Where Has Boldness Gone?
When the 4,600 people attending this year's American Planning Association convention in Boston packed their bags and went home in April, they took with them an unsettling message about the importance of planners to today's governments. The era...
The Makings of a Family-Friendly City and Municipal Government's Role
Imagine that you have the opportunity to move to any community in the United States, and it is important to you that the community you select is family friendly. What would you look for? This was the question posed to more than 300 local government...
Water Infrastructure Loans for Cities Survive Funding Process with Modest Gains
Both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees (Rep. Jerry Lewis [R-Calif.], and Sen. Kit Bond, [R-Mo.] respective Chairs) rejected the administration's proposal to move funds from the municipal water infrastructure loan programs to nonpoint...