Nation's Cities Weekly

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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 18, May 8

17th Annual NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK MAY 7-13, 2000
In 1983, the U.S. Congress designated National Tourism Week to draw public attention to the importance and benefits of the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The first event was celebrated with a Presidential Proclamation issued by President Ronald...
Arizona Summer Reading Program Is a Hit with Kids
`Read Your Way to the Ballpark' Made Possible by Local Teamwork The Arizona Diamondbacks want to hit a homerun right out of the ballpark, and have it land in area libraries. In "Read Your Way to the Ballpark" Summer Reading Game 2000, the baseball...
Conference Committee Maps Way to Boston
The 40-member Congress of Cities Program Committee met in Boston last month to begin planning the December 5 - 9 conference. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, of Minneapolis, Minn., the program chair said, "We have worked hard to make sure this conference...
Court's Application of Civil Rights Law Opens Local Liability in Telecom
In a ruling that could have serious implications for cities, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, has ruled that state and local governments may be held liable for attorneys' fees for violations of the 1996 Telecommunications Act (the Act)...
Energy Department, Local Officials Explore Reliability of Electricity under Deregulation
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Bill Richardson held a series of regional summits last week with federal, state, and local government officials, as well as electric industry regulators, utility company representatives, and consumers to discuss...
Everyone Wins: Productive Partnerships Possible between CVBs and Local Governments
An Interview with Tom Galyon, CDME, president & CEO, Greater Lansing CVB, Michigan Tom Galyon has led the Greater Lansing CVB for more than nine years, and has more than 20 years experience in the travel and tourism industry. As a CVB president,...
FCC Moves to Preempt Local TV Zoning Decisions
In a potentially precedent-setting case, Denver TV stations and the broadcast industry have requested that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) preempt a local zoning decision denying approval for a 1200 foot digital-TV antenna on top of Lookout...
Internet Moratorium Goes to House Floor
All out opposition from cities, counties, states and the e-Fairness Coalition--and the fact that no hearings have been held--failed to stop the House Judiciary Committee from sending the Internet Freedom Act (HR3709) to the floor for discussion. ...
National Building Museum Exhibit Examines Alternatives to Sprawl
Exhibit Will Go On the Road, Too The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. has opened the third exhibition in a four-part series that examines alternatives to sprawl. Reinvigorating Cities: Smart Growth and Choices for Change looks at...
Native American Universal Service Proposal Hits Some Hang Ups
FCC Chairman William Kennard and FCC Commissioner Gloria Tristani joined President Clinton last week in Shiprock, N.M., to highlight the need for Native Americans to have access to advanced telecommunications and basic phone service as well. As part...
NLC Sends Survey to Women Officials
Attention, women city council members and mayors! Help us learn more about women in local politics. NLC is supporting a study of the pre-election backgrounds of a sample of women city council members. Elected women are encouraged to respond if they...
Supreme Court Comp Time Ruling A Victory for Local Government
The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to cities nationwide on May 1, in the case of Christensen v. Harris County (No. 98-1167) when it ruled that "nothing in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) prohibits a public employer from compelling the use...