Category: Public Institutions

Public Institutions, Public Works

Federal Funds To Help LA’s Homeless Crisis Come Bundled Up In Strings

January 14, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has been working with Mayor Eric Garcetti to address the city’s homeless crisis despite public tension over the issue. But the administration says that if Los Angeles accepts federal help, it will need […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Arizona names head regulator critical of APS political influence

January 8, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The election of Burns puts a consistent utility critic at the helm of the Arizona commission — a state that’s seen a string of political controversies and solar policy battles involving APS. ​In 2016, Burns issued a subpoena to APS, […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Khanna looks to spruce up online government services

October 17, 2018

Via: FCW

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) represents a district in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes the campuses of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay. After serving as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration, Khanna won […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Municipalities thinking green with CNG-fueled trucks, solar panels, other initiatives — and saving money

March 12, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

Green initiatives are becoming more prevalent as communities look for ways to operate more efficiently. To accomplish those goals, some in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are taking a hard look at the vehicles running in their fleets, switching to […]

Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Ohio Bill Would Require Drivers to Move Over for Trash Trucks

March 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

A bill in the Ohio House of Representatives would require drivers to “move over” for trash trucks with their lights flashing, much like the requirement for ambulances and other public safety vehicles. The bill has already been approved by the […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Resilience, pipelines & PURPA: FERC regulators preview major issues at NARUC

February 14, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

This year’s winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) gave state regulators the uncommon opportunity to hear from all five regulators on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the space of just a few days. On […]

Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

L.A. Public Works Head Repenning Talks Challenges, Goals

September 15, 2017

Via: Waste360

Waste360 recently spoke with Repenning about how Los Angeles plans to turn its franchise system into a model program and how the city is working to reach its goal of achieving zero waste by 2050. Los Angeles, one of the […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

New Oregon Law Aims to Shed Light on Police Bias in Traffic Stops

August 22, 2017

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Racial profiling in traffic enforcement is pervasive throughout America. Despite high-profile investigations that long ago revealed how law enforcement agencies intentionally target black and Latino drivers, racial bias in traffic stops persists. The racial disparities are also apparent in enforcement […]

Public Institutions

Small Colleges and Small Towns Working Together for Their Futures

March 9, 2017

Via: Urbanophile

My latest column in the March 2017 issue of Governing magazine is about how small liberal arts schools are partnering to try to help the small towns where they are located succeed. In this they are imitating big cities, where […]

Public Institutions

Open data in the public sector – what’s next?

December 2, 2016

Via: ComputerWeekly

We have lots of data and we are now exposing and sharing some of it. We have grasped the issue and need to move on. So what’s next? Today, if you go on any government or public sector website, you […]