State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Calif. city eyes streetcar to increase downtown housing


  • Next City

Sacramento, Calif., is considering building a streetcar to draw housing developers downtown. "We're attempting to attract a lot more housing into the central city," said Fedolia "Sparky" Harris, princ… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Nearly all of Ind.'s counties support text-to-9-1-1


  • Bradenton Herald (Fla.)

Eighty-eight of Indiana's 92 counties now support text-to-9-1-1, making the state a pioneer. So far, only Vermont and Maine support text-to-9-1-1 in all counties. Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Austin, Texas, officials consider golf courses for park


  • KVUE-TV (Austin, Texas)

Austin, Texas, city officials are poised to vote today on a plan to build two golf courses on long-undeveloped land in Walter E. Long Park. The land has sat dormant for decades because of a lack of de… Read More