Welcome to the American City & County Podcasts
An introductory message to American City and County's podcasts by Editor-in-Chief Bill Wolpin.
- Written by American City & County Administrator
- 15th May 2007
This podcast is an introductory message by Editor-in-Chief Bill Wolpin of American City & County.
2020's 10 most dangerous U.S. citiesThe word ‘dangerous’ can be somewhat subjective, depending on the person. However the amount of violent crime — murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, etc. — in an area is an accurate determinant of how objectively dangerous an area is. Neighborhood Scout, a provider of hyperlocal real estate data, found the 100 most dangerous U.S. […]
SC Attorney General sues Columbia over city gun ordinancesSouth Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is suing Columbia, S.C., over multiple firearm-related city ordinances that Wilson claims violate state and the 2nd Amendment. In the lawsuit, Wilson references three city ordinances that he believes preempt state law, WIS News reports. The ordinances ban homemade firearms and having firearms within 1,000 feet of a school, […]
Philadelphia changes nickname to City of Sisterly Love to honor 19th Amendment’s 100-year anniversaryThe City of Brotherly Love will be known by a different nickname in 2020. Just under 100 years ago on Aug. 18, 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to give women the right to vote, according to the Associated Press. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this major milestone, Philadelphia has passed a resolution to […]
Succession and the aging workforce in governmentThere’s a strong case to be made that public sector is the industry most impacted by the aging workforce in the United States and changes in workforce demographics. Changes in the workforce are making two major impacts on state and local governments and quasi-governments. The first is the need to fund pension plan obligations for […]