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. 25, No. 20, May 20

18-Year-Old Speaks out on Engaging Vulnerable and Out-of-School Youth
Neil Stevens is not your average high school dropout. At 18, this confident young man from a low-income family in Harlem has earned a GED, filled his resume with leadership experience and gained admission to a competitive four-year university. ...
Activists Gather at the Capitol to Push for Increased Funding for Local Afterschool Programs
In an effort to ensure after school programs in cities throughout the country, activists from more than 30 states came to the nation's capital on May 15 to urge their senators and representatives to provide more adequate federal funding for an important...
Colorado Conference Seeks to Tap Youth as Government Assets
Local government officials, youth and other community leaders from across the country are invited to the University of Northern Colorado for three days in July to tackle a national concern: tapping our youth assets. On July 25-27, 2002, the Greeley...
Denver's Hospitality Community Teams with Habitat for Humanity on "Women Building a Legacy" Project
In 2001, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), launched an 18-month home building project called Women Building a Legacy, with the goal to build 100 houses across the country for families in need. Denver was chosen to kick off the event, and Habitat...
Groups File Suit against FCC's Cable Modem Ruling
The National League of Cities, along with the other members of the newly formed Alliance of Local Organizations Against Preemption (ALOAP), is taking its fight against the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) ruling on cable modem services to...
House Passes Legislation to Restore Highway Budget Cuts
Partial relief Hill come to city transportation projects that were threatened with a 28 percent cut next year under a bill approved in the House of Representatives. Last week the House overwhelmingly approved legislation to restore roughly half...
House Supplemental Spending Bill a Mixed Bag for Cities
Cities were winners and losers in the 2002 Emergency Supplemental bill under consideration in the House. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved an emergency supplemental spending bill to help pay for the war on terrorism. It would...
International Fellows Named for 2002 McCloy Program
Three specialists in municipal government have been awarded fellowships from the National League of Cities (NLC) and its partner the American Council on Germany (ACG). The McCloy Fellowships in Urban Affairs were awarded to Susan Daniel from the...
June 14 Declared the Day to Celebrate Small Cities and Towns. (National Small Cities Day June 14, 2002)
NLC President Karen Anderson, mayor of Minnetonka, Minn., and Small Cities Council Chair Del Haag, commissioner of Buffalo, Minn., have called on the leaders of the nation's small cities to join together on June 14 to celebrate the accomplishments...
Lessons from the Your City's Families Conference in Minneapolis. (Improving Education)
A more detailed version of this article can be viewed in the Nation's Cities Weekly section of the NLC website at www.nlc.org. When it comes to education, city leaders throughout the country. no longer view themselves as concerned observers but...
Plans for Welfare Reform Released in the Senate
Six members of the influential Senate Finance Committee unveiled a "tripartisan" welfare reform proposal last week. This proposal is anticipated to become the blueprint in the Senate for the Reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...
Serving the World's Meeting Professionals. (What We Do ...)
Meeting professionals--those who plan and coordinate meetings, events and conventions for organizations, associations, industries, and government bodies--gain much information and assistance from convention and visitor bureaus. CVBs provide a wide...
Steering Committee Focuses on Multiple Public Safety Issues
The Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee focused on the importance of early childhood education, public safety technology, racial profiling and immigration during its spring meeting May 10 and 11 in Morristown, Tenn. The...
Supreme Court Roundup: Decisions on Adult Business, Cyberspeech, Telecommunications
Adult Business: City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books and Highland Books The US. Supreme Court recently held that local officials may bar two adult businesses from operating at a single location. The high court in a 5-4 vote held that cities may...
Tourism Ambassadors: Local Residents Get "Wild about Waco"
Last summer, the Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau set out to make residents of Waco tourism ambassadors for the city. Tagged "Wild About Waco," this on-going campaign has several objectives, including: * Promoting a sense of local pride; *...
WIMG Explores Leadership in Action at YCF Conference
The WIMG Board of Directors held its annual summer meeting in conjunction with this year's "Your City's Families" conference, sponsored by the NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. Holding the annual meeting in conjunction with the conference...
Youth Master Planning: Making It Work in Claremont, Calif
In 1992, Claremont, Calif., turned to youth master planning as a way to make sure the city was doing all it could to support the development of its youngest residents. Ten years later, Claremont is seeing the payoff, according to its director of human...