State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Ore. city council finds manager in long-term resident

3/31/2015

  • Corvallis Gazette-Times (Ore.)

The Corvallis, Ore., City Council has voted unanimously to hire Mark Shepard as city manager. Shepard, who has lived in Corvallis for 22 years, serves as assistant city manager of Albany. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Fiber-optic cable disruption may jeopardize 9-1-1 service

3/31/2015

  • SiliconValley.com

U.S. Internet service providers, especially in small cities and rural areas, may lack backup systems in the event their fiber-optic cables are vandalized or accidentally cut, experts warned. Failure t… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

NYC agency ramps up sales of open space

3/31/2015

  • Daily News (New York)

The New York City Housing Authority has sold more than 50 plots of open space to developers since 2013 to build affordable or senior housing, according to a review of records. The authority says the a… Read More