State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Calif. city council wants ordinance on fixing dogs

11/20/2014

  • Long Beach Post (Calif.)

The Long Beach, Calif., City Council has instructed City Manager Pat West and City Attorney Charles Parkin to write an ordinance requiring dogs to be spayed or neutered. The city is aiming to crack do… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Thermal imaging cameras give Tenn. firefighters a safety edge

11/18/2014

  • WBBJ-TV (Jackson, Tenn.)

Firefighters in Hardin County, Tenn., carry new thermal imaging cameras to every fire, giving them better vision in smoky conditions and alerting them to differences in heat throughout a room. The dep… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Cities consider plans for off-shore parks

11/20/2014

  • CityLab

New York, London and Washington, D.C., are among the cities considering off-shore parks as a solution to the lack of parkland in densely populated urban areas. The high costs associated with off-shore… Read More