State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Ala. city selects manager with Calif. experience

5/21/2015

  • WBRC-TV (Birmingham, Ala.)

Patrick Bryant has been appointed city manager of Talladega, Ala. Bryant, most recently director of the transit system in Santa Cruz, Calif., replaces Brian Muenger. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

New technology creates more tools for swatting, spoofing

5/19/2015

  • American Public Media/Marketplace

New technology is creating more opportunities and a wider audience for swatting, or placing a fake 9-1-1 call. Meanwhile, call centers are spending billions of dollars to update call-taking technology… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Brooklyn residents protest for greenspace

5/21/2015

  • The Brooklyn Paper (N.Y.)

Residents from the Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint are calling on New York City to fulfill a decade-old promise to develop park land near the former CitiStorage property. Read More