Local government agencies across the nation observed National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25, not only encouraging residents to register to vote, but helping them do it, too. On Sept. 26, the Bastrop County (Texas) Elections Department held its third annual voter registration drive to help residents conveniently register to vote, the Austin American […]
The Reading, Pa., City Council has adopted a resolution to get legal advice on hiring an independent counsel to investigate a series of public personnel decisions that the mayor made without disclosing why. The move stems from a series of city employee firings or resignations that occurred over a 10-day span, according to the Reading […]
UPDATE: On Sept. 12, Kenner, La., Mayor Ben Zahn announced at a news conference that he is withdrawing his order that banned the city’s recreation department from purchasing Nike products to use at its facilities, according to the Associated Press. Zahn said he took this action based on the city attorney’s advice. “That memorandum divided our city and placed Kenner […]
In upcoming elections, voters in multiple cities may start seeing a lot more younger people at polling places. That’s because several American cities either have legislation on the table to lower the voting age in their jurisdictions to 16, or they’ve already passed such legislation. Golden, Colo., is the latest city to consider the idea. […]
Many Airbnb hosts in Chicago are facing difficulties in renewing their registrations due to increased short-term rental regulation enforcement. In early August, the city sent over 2,400 notices to Airbnb owners, threatening them with large fines if the owners didn’t remove their listings within a week of receiving the email, Patch reports. The notices said that the Airbnb […]
The learning curve for understanding how municipal governments function can be steep for first-time elected officials. However, a new certificate program from Oklahoma City University (OCU) is aiming better prepare candidates.
The West Hollywood, Calif., City Council has called for the removal of President Donald Trump’s star from the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The only issue is, council doesn’t have the authority to remove the star.