December 1, 2002
- Written by American City & County Administrator
- 1st December 2002
Cities, counties see benefit from automating under-the-radar utility workIn January 2019, Riverside, Calif., Board of Public Utilities met for a public comment period to discuss, among other things, a software system for automating how the city utility called out and deployed workers for after-hours electric and water service emergencies. After utility representatives made a case to the board for buying the system, board […]
A tale of two (kinds of) citiesThe year 2020 has revealed us as a nation divided – by race, politics and economic well-being. Here’s one more widening divide: clean energy. A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) finds that several dozen U.S. cities are striding toward a clean-energy future – mandating energy efficiency, investing in renewable […]
How technology is unlocking the future of firefighting and public safetyWhen you think about how technology is enabling remote government work, what comes to mind? Online city council meetings, or enhanced portals for renewing your driver’s license or paying taxes? What about firefighting?
Rapid City, S.D., finds herbicide in purchased compostThe city of Rapid City, S.D., has discovered toxic herbicides in compost purchased through its solid waste facility. Clopyralid, the persistent herbicide; MCPP and Quinclorac were found. The chemicals are harmful to plants and can interrupt the growth cycle of broad leaf plants. Rapid City Solid Waste Facility says the contamination “likely arrived in the […]