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Florida communities continue recovery processes after Irma devastation

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Florida communities are continuing the long road of recovery following Hurricane Irma’s devastation earlier this month.

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Inclusionary zoning for affordable housing: Are you asking the right questions?

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Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, explains how inclusionary zoning could help developers incorporate affordable housing into new projects in exchange

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Police remove protesters from Philadelphia city council meeting following disruption

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The Philadelphia city council’s first meeting back after its summer break was anything but routine.

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The 25 best cities for raising a family

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Raising a family is an exciting endeavor, and moving can be a component of that endeavor. That said, location can have a major effect on families' qualities of life.

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Small City, Big Success: A Guide to Infrastructure Asset Management

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You know there must be an easier way to run your small community with confidence and clarity

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Cloud-based solution helps San Jose transform citizen interactions

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In late 2016, San Jose hired systems integrator AST Corporation to implement Oracle Service Cloud, which would provide the city with a consolidated service request and communications management soluti

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Fighting Zika by trapping and killing mosquitos

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DynaTrap has helped Miami reduce its mosquito population in the wake of the Zika virus's spread.

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New Hampshire fire crew relies on ladder apparatus with a long reach

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The Keene, N.H., Fire Department recently ordered a Pierce Ascendant 107-foot steel heavy-duty aerial ladder to add to its fleet from Pierce Manufacturing.

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Houston mayor proposes tax hike to aid in Harvey recovery

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is seeking city council approval for a property tax increase to contribute to Hurricane Harvey recovery expenses.

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How automated workflows can alleviate public sector inefficiencies

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Erik Severinghaus, chief strategy & alliances officer for business process automation company SpringCM, explains why cities should follow businesses' lead in pursuing workflow automation.

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Coop Purchasing: Where is it Headed?

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Several emerging trends and experts offer clues.

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Your IT Spend is 50 Percent More Than You Think

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Jonathan White

How much do you think your organization spends on IT?

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Want a Greater ROI for Your Procurement Technology Investments? Invest More in Talent

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Greg Higgins

For a procurement organization to be successful, it needs to consider the “human factor.”

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The Evolution of Wisconsin’s IT Procurement Best Practices Playbook

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Richard Pennington

Wisconsin’s Bureau of Procurement recently won a George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence for its

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Suppliers are Certifiable

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Certifications are important on the supply side, too.

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The Definitive Guide to Hiring An Energy Advisor, Part 5: Independence is Key

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Bob Wooten

Independence is achieved when an energy advisor is not directly affiliated with any particular electricity or nat

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Doing Delegations Right

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Stephen B.

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As Florida governments respond to Irma, others prepare for storm

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As Hurricane Irma has swept through Florida, cities have taken measured action to uphold order in their jurisdictions.

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Procurement chief: Keeping track of paperwork is key when buying from coops

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Yakima Wash.’s Sue Ownby says well-organized coop documents can be useful in an audit

Procurement manager Sue Ownby says it

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Data prophets

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Trey Clark

Predictive data analytics will make fleets better and ci

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The drone dilemma

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Caught between federal rules, legal ambiguity and public service, local governments struggle to find their places in governing private and commerci

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The social net-worth

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Social media isn’t just for cat memes and selfies; these networks are powerful tools local governments are using to connect and communicate with

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Reducing Cost with Retro Commissioning

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HVACs typically account for over 50% of energy consumption, making it a primary target for cost avoidance via energy conservation measures

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Municipal adoption of the cloud

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Pete Eichorn, Director of Technology at NIC Inc., explains why municipal governments should learn more about the cloud and adopt cloud technology

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Smart Communities and Transportation Workshop

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Location

Nest headquarters
Palo Alto, CA
United States
37° 26' 30.7788" N, 122°

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Houston government, infrastructure criticized in Harvey’s wake

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Houston’s infrastructure and government have come under fire for not adequately handling the fallout that Hurricane Harvey brought to the city.

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First responders across U.S. flock to Texas for Harvey relief efforts

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Teams of first responders across the country have converged in Texas to aid local and state officials in Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts.

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Nominations now open for AC&C’s 2017 leadership awards

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Every year American City & County honors public officials from across the county for their impressive accomplishments and outstanding leadership.

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Are Your Energy Usage Patterns Creating Cost Saving Opportunities?

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Energy is typically the second largest cost for government organizations and according to Energy Star, 30% of it is wasted

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Phoenix Police defend use of tear gas, pepper spray against Trump rally protesters

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The Phoenix Police Department and other government officials have defended its use of nonlethal weapons to control a crowd protesting a speech from President Donald Trump, as well as its associated ra

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New York City Council approves ‘office of nightlife’

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A famous New York music group once sang, “you’ve gotta fight for your right to party,” but now the city itself is lending a helping hand.

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Best Practices from a procurement pro when considering cooperative pacts

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It’s important to consider local suppliers when weighing cooperative agreements, says public buyer in the Cornhusker State.

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City of Redmond upgrades network infrastructure

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Simplify your Datacenter Infrastructure

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Amid chaotic council meeting, Charlottesville votes to shroud statues, begin third party review

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Charlottesville, Va.’s first city council meeting since the Aug.

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One car family: the next frontier in transportation

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Nick Helmholdt, acting director of comprehensive Planning at the Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, explains why supporting one car families is important for local governments

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Maricopa 911 goes to the cloud for improved service

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Maricopa, Ariz., Region 911 turned to a cloud-based solution from Talari to help handle more than 2.2 million calls for police, fire and emergency medical assistance each year.

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Go here for residual value projections

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EquipmentWatch, a provider of data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, has released the third annual Residual Values Report.

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Spearheaded by cities after Charlottesville, Confederate monuments come down

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Ripples from the Charlottesville, Va., violence and tragedy have been felt as cities have subsequently removed or are considering the removal of Confederate monuments in their jurisdictions.

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Honolulu calls its new 'homeless court' a success story

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Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, describes Honolulu's and other cities' initiatives to connect homeless populations with services.

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Miami-area governments try to attract film industry with incentives

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A few governments in the greater Miami area are trying to entice film and TV production companies to come to them by drafting or offering filming incentives within their jurisdictions.

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Denver secures $1.8 billion public-private partnership for airport

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A redeye Denver city council session led to the approval of a $1.8 billion contract to transform Denver International Airport.

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How to detect and mitigate fraud

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ACL Chief Product Officer Dan Zitting explains how governments can improve fraud detection and lessen its prevalence.

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Research reports aid procurement departments in supplier research

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IBISWorld provides procurement departments with instant access to data and analysis on hundreds of products and services.

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Contractors have opportunities at the end of the federal fiscal year

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Eileen Kent, “The Federal Sales Sherpa,” offers advice to businesses interested in selling to the federal government before the federal fiscal year ends Sept.

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Expect a more chaotic end to federal fiscal year 2017

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Chris Wiedemann of the immixGroup offers some winning strategies for firms seeking to land federal contracts as FY 2017 comes to a close on Sept.

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Information platform speeds airport credentialing process

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The OnBase enterprise information platform has helped streamline the Customs and Border Protection application process at the Houston (Texas) Airport System.

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Apps and maps lead kids to summer lunch sites

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Liz Enbysk, editor of the Smart Cities Council’s Compassionate Cities initiative, explains how an app, a map and community-based efforts are helping at-risk children find free summer lunches.

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Alaskan city loses entire police within month, struggles to hire new talent

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A rural Alaska town lost its entire police force within a month, and it's struggling to attract new officers to uphold public safety.

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Mayors condemn weekend Charlottesville violence, bigotry

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Mayors across the country are responding to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend, as well as President Donald Trump’s initial response to it.

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An experienced procurement professional appraises and praises cooperative agreements

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Especially for smaller governments, using cooperative pacts makes sense

Maija Lampinen, Procurement and Contracts Administrat

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