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U.S. Conference of Mayors elects new leadership, adopts city-geared resolutions at annual meeting

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At its 85th annual meeting, held in Miami Beach, Fla., the U.S.

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Cities increase minimum wages amid disputed results of Seattle’s wage hike

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Across the country, cities are raising the minimum wage for both their own workers as well as their entire population.

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Cooperative agreement offers abundant choices for playground gear

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Contract simplifies acquiring fitness gear and related items

Two global vendors, GameTime and KOMPAN, have won a U.S.

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Gun drawn, camera on: Wireless sensor cues body cams from holster

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The Axon Signal Sidearm alerts Axon body cameras when a firearm is removed from an officer's holster.

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Expert: How to win more government business as the federal fiscal year winds down

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Government contracting consultant Mark Amtower outlines winning strategies for landing more federal contracts before the end of the federal fiscal year (FY) on Sept.

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FBI investigates Tallahassee government for redevelopment deals

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into Florida’s capital city regarding redevelopment deals in the city.

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Montana city pays over $90 million to take control of local water utility

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Concluding a process that took over three years, on June 22, the Missoula, Mont., government paid over $90 million to take control of a local water utility and bring its residents public water.

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5 key things San Francisco learned on the impact of Uber and Lyft

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Kevin Ebi, global managing editor of the Smart Cities Council, shows key findings from a study San Francisco and Northeastern University conducted by tracking data from Uber and Lyft vehicles.

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Considering a CMMS for your maintenance team?

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Maintenance teams typically see a 28% efficiency gain in using a CMMS over paper processes.

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Cooperative contracts awarded that cover mailroom products

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Government, education, and nonprofit agencies looking to enhance their direct mailing capabilities and processes now have access to mailing and postage solutions through National Joint Powers Alliance

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Cities prepare for traffic influx caused by August's solar eclipse

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As the August 2017 total solar eclipse approaches, cities within the viewing path are making preparations for an increased number of out-of-towners.

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Mark your calendars for these complimentary cooperative purchasing events

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Choose from several upcoming webinars and Strategic Sourcing Summits

U.S.

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Using data to combat uncertainty

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Sean Brown, U.S.

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California county lands $5 million in record online property auction

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San Diego County, Calif., got more than it bargained for when it brought in a record $5.6 million in an auction for tax-defaulted property.

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4 kinds of power available with truck-mounted generators (with related video)

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HIPPO Multipower truck-mounted generators provide hydraulic, air, electric and welding power wherever it’s needed.

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Garbage In, Garbage Out does not have to be your reality

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Jonathan White

There is no excuse for a procurement team to not hav

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Information and planning software gives transit riders needed information

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Clemson Area Transit (CAT) in Clemson, S.C., uses the TransLoc transportation technology platform to give riders access to important real time information about their rides.

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Digital Transformation in the Public Sector

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With the explosion of touch points and ways to communicate, the public is more connected than ever before with the government

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How Orlando is planning for smart growth

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Smart Cities Council Global Managing Editor Kevin Ebi explains the different areas in which Orlando, Fla.

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The 10 best cities for retirement in 2017

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Financial news site Bankrate ranked 200 U.S.

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Philadelphia city council close to approving major program funded by soda tax money

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Nearly one year after passing a soda/sugary drinks tax, the Philadelphia City Council has given initial approval for a new infrastructure program called Rebuild, towards which a portion of the tax mon

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GPS-based tool enables Milwaukee police to arrest suspect without high-speed chase

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Officers from Milwaukee Police Department’s District Five are using StarChase GPS technology to reduce the risks involved with high-speed police chases.

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New Atlanta ballpark gets needed public safety, vehicle help for first pitch

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Cooperative contracts deliver public safety products and transport vehicles that ensured SunTrust Park was ready for opening day

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Overcoming State and Local Government IT Challenges with Nutanix

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Typically, when one thinks about a cellular network survey, it is performed by network operators either driving or walking around

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Apps streamline parking process for city residents

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Several cities are partnering with private companies to develop smartphone apps that make paying for parking a breeze for citizens.

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5 steps to improve victim restitution

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Accounts receivables management client executive Brett Sivits explains how governments can update victim restitution programs to meet their communities' needs while complying with judicial orders.

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Cities expand free wi-fi to parks as part of larger acessability efforts

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As Internet access becomes a more prevalent municipal service, cities are extending free wi-fi service to public parks.

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Governments own more than 4 million vehicles

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A 2017 report shows governments continue to own and manage a sizable number of vehicles.

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Overcoming Cellular Network Survey Challenges

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Typically, when one thinks about a cellular network survey, it is performed by network operators either driving or walking around

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Smart tools help reduce municipal expenses in Delaware community

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Working with Honeywell, Newark, Del., implemented smart technologies to deliver better water utility services and other improvements to residents.

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Las Vegas police agency relies on software to create optimal work schedules

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An automated public safety scheduling and notification system from Kronos has streamlined officer scheduling at the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety.

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Jersey City addresses two cases of alleged police brutality in two weeks

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As Jersey City, N.J.

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Expert: Market for healthier office seating will explode (with related video)

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Daniel Yellin of Focal Upright offers his views on the role of standing desks in offices and other work environments.

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Three ways to make your city’s waste less wasteful

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Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains methods cities can use to mitigate waste generation.

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Maryland city passes emergency legislation banning public nudity following legal complaint

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A legal challenge to toplessness and a memo to a Maryland city’s beach patrol instructing them not to bother women going topless on local beaches has resulted in that city council convening an “em

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NIGP names first NAC-accredited cooperative program

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U.S.

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Operations Management: Reducing Costs, Improving Service, Preserving Assets

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For decades, cities and counties just like you have relied on complex spreadsheets, stacks of paper, folded maps, and the memory of veteran employees to manage their assets

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Two Ohio cities explore legal action against opioid drugmakers

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The mayors of Dayton, Ohio, and Lorain, Ohio have voted to initiate legal proceedings towards opioid manufacturers as the state's opioid crisis worsens.

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Paver meets emissions regs, has no side engine

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A Tier 4 truck engine that fulfills stringent emissions regulations powers the M310CS truck-mounted slurry seal and micro-surfacing paver.

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Seattle becomes latest U.S. city to institute sugary drinks, soda tax

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Soda and sugary beverage drinkers in the Emerald City can expect to pay more for them now, although diet beverage drinkers won't be affected.

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Communities need more than dollars to bring about real change

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Toni Irving, executive director for community violence prevention advocacy group Get IN Chicago, explains how local governments can best execute social justice initiatives.

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UTV equipment provides efficient on-field medical transport for sports programs

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Athletic departments and schools use the MEDLITE transport skid for on-field medical transport.

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Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 4

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In Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley appreciates voter support that will fund infrastructure and preschool projects.

In Dayton,

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New cooperative contract available for recreation products

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NJPA recently awarded contracts in the “Recreation and Playground Equipment, Accessories, and Supplies” category.

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Mayors, governors vow to uphold climate guidelines after Trump announcement

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Over 200 mayors and governors have pledged to uphold guidelines set forth in the Paris Agreement, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1 announcement of intention to withdraw the U.S.

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How one city's 'not afraid to fail' attitude is making it smarter

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Smart Cities Council Readiness Editor Doug Peeples explains Palo Alto's gung-ho approach to implementing smart cities projects

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Cooperative procurement plays a key role in Kansas City, Mo.’s procurement strategy

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Due diligence and standard policies help ensure that using agencies get what they need through co-op buys.

Kansas City, Mo.,

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Concrete girders — sturdy and lengthy — used in Washington state bridge replacement

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The new Miles Creston Bridge in Lincoln County, Wash., features 136.8-foot-long prestressed concrete super-girders.

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The utility of data

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Advanced metering infrastructure increases public utilities’ efficiency, data yield and monetary savings.

Advanced metering

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Clear polycarbonate sheet secures vacant structures (with related video)

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SecureView Clearboarding is a clear polycarbonate window and door boarding system that helps secure and protect vacant and abandoned properties.

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