A Troubling Trend for Cities: Slowing Revenue But Rising Spending Growth
The annual National League of Cities report signals potentially more challenging times ahead for many localities.
http://www.governing.com/topics/finance ... -2018.html
“Hundreds” of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases, genealogist predicts CeCe Moore’s company has been helping police departments solve cold cases by uploading crime-scene DNA to public genealogy databases. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612001/hundreds-of-crimes-will-soon-be-solved-us...
Why Don't We Have Free Public Transit?
Estonia just rolled out the largest free public transit scheme in the world.
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/arti ... sportation
The St. Louis Business Journal on Missouri. “Commercial lending in St. Louis isn’t keeping pace with other markets, and apartment construction may be reaching the saturation point, according to local banking professionals. ‘We talked with our Atlanta Fed colleagues who did a proprietary study that l...
The Other Side of “Broken Windows”
What if vacant property received the attention that, for decades, has been showered on petty crime?
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-tu ... en-windows
Here’s How Much Time You’ll Waste Commuting in Your Lifetime (by City)
https://www.educateddriver.org/heres-ho ... e-by-city/
St. Louis University Is Installing Amazon Alexa-Enabled Echo Dots Campus-Wide
http://fortune.com/2018/08/15/amazon-al ... dorm-room/
Bodycams worn by police can be hacked Josh Mitchell, a consultant at the security firm Nuix, analyzed five body camera models from five different companies: Vievu, Patrol Eyes, Fire Cam, Digital Ally, and CeeSc. The companies all market their devices to law enforcement groups around the US... In all...
Dont like scooters?
It could get very ugly here as it did here:
Fed-up locals are setting electric scooters on fire and burying them at sea
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
Flood Thy Neighbor: Who Stays Dry and Who Decides?
One Missouri town’s levee saga (Arnold MO) captures what's wrong with America's approach to controlling rivers.
https://www.propublica.org/article/leve ... ho-decides
Coal was king in this Illinois town for generations. A young mayor is betting on solar.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article2 ... rylink=cpy
Dockless bike, scooter firms clash with U.S. cities over regulations
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... c934e37842
The founders of Revel, an e-scooter-share startup, think U.S. cities are ready for a bigger, faster kind of boosted bike. https://www.citylab.com/transportation/ ... ca/566843/
Numerous decades ago when I worked at Bellerive CC and the club was closed on Mondays employees could play the course
“Ferguson Prosecutor Faces First Political Test Since Michael Brown Shooting”
http://www.governing.com/topics/politic ... imary.html
Don’t ban scooters. Redesign streets. Cities are regulating mobility startups, but ignoring the real problem—there’s still too much space for cars https://www.curbed.com/word-on-the-stre ... me-streets
Violent crime is like infectious disease – and we know how to stop it spreading
https://mosaicscience.com/story/violenc ... revention/
When are we going to see how much money and where it is coming from to maintain the trolley long term? I live on the ground with this Trolley as do my friends neighbors and persons that work in the neighborhood. I have been in the neighborhood since 1979. I knew Leon Strauss and his wife and I took ...
Death on foot: America’s love of SUVs is killing pedestrians
St. Louis 28.9
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ ... 646139002/
Lime pulling scooters off streets after city's cease-and-desist order
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/fak ... 761766002/