An annual report aggregates the State of the City speeches of mayors all over the country.
The National League of Cities this week released their annual analysis of the "State of the City" addresses from 160 U.S. cities. This year the analysis finds mayor talking first and foremost about economic development, followed closely by infrastructure, and then budgets and management. Economic development has been the leading talking point of state of the city addresses for five consecutive years now.
An article by Nicole Flatlow provides additional commentary on the report's insight into the milieu of city governance. One theme that has emerged in prominence is the relationship of city governments to state and federal levels of government.
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Boston Transit Riders Report Safety Concerns
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Boston to Begin Zoning Code Update, Mayor Announces
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Proposal Could Mandate Sidewalks as Part of Seattle Complete Streets
Almost a third of the city’s neighborhood streets lack sidewalks.
San Francisco Supervisors Punt Housing Ordinance
After hours of public comment, the zoning reform package aimed at increasing housing production and limiting red tape was delayed for further discussion.
Pittsburgh Launches Adaptive Bike Share Fleet
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