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- Written by American City & County Administrator
- 1st September 2009
How public electric utilities can leverage federal broadband grantsIn a recent article for American City and County, “How local governments can prepare for the new federal broadband grants,” I mentioned that in my experience, publicly owned utilities have made excellent partners in broadband deployments. This article expounds on that thesis and makes the argument that more public electric utilities should examine how they […]
Report: Distribution of American Rescue Plan funds largely successful so farSix months ago, the nation was emerging from a difficult winter. While tens of thousands of businesses were preparing to reopen in the summer—many for the first time since the coronavirus had forced them to close the previous spring—hundreds of thousands of families were grieving a loved one lost to the pandemic. Economically, the outlook […]
Chicago to triple its network of contactless payment kiosks throughout the cityThe City of Chicago has announced it will triple its network of secure, contactless payment kiosks. Through its continued partnership with CityBase, this brings the total number of kiosks to 74 at 70 locations throughout the city, including several with 24/7 access. Chicago and CityBase first introduced payment kiosks in 2017, providing residents a method […]
Drawn-out Congressional debt ceiling debate could have negative implications for citiesAn ongoing debate in Washington, D.C. about increasing the amount of money the nation’s Treasury Department can borrow to pay its bills is largely smoke and mirrors. At the end of the day, the federal government has an obligation to its people—defaulting on payments would have catastrophic economic consequences. But lengthy debate surrounding the subject has historically dampened the […]