State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Ohio city council might allow urban chickens

8/19/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

The Broadview Heights, Ohio, City Council is poised to consider an ordinance that would allow as many as six chickens on property that is at least 1 acre. The land would have to be fenced, and chicken… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Northwest dispatchers are ready when callers do not speak English

8/19/2014

  • Oregon Public Broadcasting

Dispatchers in the Northwest often deal with non-English-speaking 9-1-1 callers, so all call centers in the region have contracts with translation services. Connecting a translator to a call takes ext… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Aggressive bear behavior forces Wash. state to close park

8/17/2014

  • Yakima Herald-Republic (Wash.) (free registration)

Washington State Parks has shut down Fort Simcoe State Park after several incidents in which black bears exhibited aggressive behavior toward visitors. The Yakima Nation is helping park officials trap… Read More