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. 17, No. 43, October 24

America's Downtowns Using Innovative Strategies to Rebound
A newly released survey by HyettPalma, Inc., a D.C.-based national consulting group specializing in the economic renaissance of older business districts, identifies specific techniques adopted by downtowns across the country in their struggle to regain...
City/County Partnership Spawns High-Tech 911 Center
When panic-stricken residents in Monroe County, N.Y., dial 911, something more than a human voice answers. High technology does, too. The County and the City of Rochester, which teamed minds and monies to build a consolidated 911 center that opened...
Clinton Announces Plan to "Jump Start" Cops on the Beat Program
President Clinton told police chiefs last week that his administration has plans to speed the deployment of new officers to community beats around the country as part of the nation's sweeping new anti-crime law. Addressing the International Association...
Domestic Violence Emerges as a Critical Issue for Public Safety Needs
The issues of spousal/partner and child abuse have become a major focus for this year's national headlines. Many media reports have raised public awareness about the aspects of domestic violence and how it affects many Americans, particularly women...
Housing Partnerships: Powerful Tools for Community Revitalization
Local governments are teaming up with the private sector to strengthen communities and broaden homeownership, extending it to lower income families and neigbhorhoods in urban areas. These programs represent a positive and emerging trend in our country....
Pass the Bucks, Not the Buck: Community of 6,500 Struggles under Weight of Unfunded Mandates: Treatment Plant to Cost Town $9.5 Million
La Plata, Md.--When it comes to unfunded federal mandates, small cities and towns often feel they are lost in a maze--not knowing where, or whether, to turn--and thus they often find themselves in a constant race to keep up with the sometimes conflicting...
Rating the Performance of House Members on Key Municipal Priorities in the 103rd Congress
A plus (+) indicates support for NLC's positions. 1. HR 4296. Assault Weapons Ban/Passage. May 5, 1994. By a vote of 216-214, the House passed this NLC-supported bill to ban the manufacture and possession of 19 types of semiautomatic weapons and...
Rating the Performance of U.S. Senators on Key Municipal Priorities in the 103rd Congress
A plus (+) indicates support for NLC's positions. 1. HR 3355. Omnibus Crime Bill/Passage. November 19, 1993. By a vote of 95-5, the Senate passed this NLC-supported legislation to authorize about $22 billion to combat crime through various programs,...
The 'Crypto' Scare: Keeping the Public Calm, Safe and Informed
Cryptosporidium--or just "crypto." If you never heard of it before the Dateline NBC investigation report aired on September 20 and 27, consider yourself lucky. But if you are responsible for a public water system using surface water, it is time...