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Urban Issues: City Revenue Sources, Pittsburgh Urbanism Politics, Poticha To Head NRDC Program, Penalties For Pedestrian Deaths

URBAN ISSUES

Cities Looking for New Revenue Sources 

News Tribune

 

Stagnant revenues are leading Jefferson City officials to look at ways to find new revenue streams, an issue facing many municipalities.


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Salt Lake County Hires New Economic Dev Director 

Deseret News

 

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has announced the hiring of Christina Oliver as the county's next economic development director.


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Pittsburgh Primary Produces Urbanism Supporter 

DC Streetsblog

 

He's a "top urban influencer." He promoted parking reform in his campaign to become Pittsburgh's next mayor.


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Regulators Order Oakland to Return Redevelopment Funds 

Oakland Tribune

 

State regulators have rejected Oakland's multimillion dollar accounting "gimmick" that helped balance its books two years ago, a move that severely cuts into the city's rainy day reserve.


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Poticha Leaves HUD to Head Up New NRDC Program 

NRDC Switchboard

 

I could not be more honored and excited to announce that Shelley Poticha is coming to NRDC to direct and build our new urban solutions program.


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Drivers Face Few Penalties for Ped Deaths 

Transportation Nation

 

Most drivers who kill pedestrians in the Bay Area are never charged - even when they are found to be at fault, according to analysis by the Center for Investigative Reporting.


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MLS Expands, Wants New Land for Stadium 

Next City

 

Major League Soccer (MLS) is expanding to New York. The MLS announced on Wednesday, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg standing by, that the league's 20th franchise, New York City Football Club (NYCFC)


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Cincinnati Sees Tourism, Population Gains 

Urban Cincy

 

Cincinnati's center city continued to experience gains in residents, employees, visitors, and safety in 2012, according to a new report released by Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI).


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