Last night the Fair Board met until 10:45. I know because I was there, which led me to waking up almost an hour late this morning. Thankfully there was still enough time to grab a coffee and get to work before my boss. I call that a success!

Right Now With Emily Morrison (LinkedIn, Twitter)

What I’m Listening To– Jail phone calls.

What I’m Doing – Working on a new video for the last drug take back day.

What I want to know from you – How do you roll into work when you’re late? Is it “crazy person on fire” or *shrug* “whatevs”?

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We’re Buzzin’

Happy 100th Birthday, Jane Jacobs (a day late). As the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities and a tireless advocate for the urban experience, Jane Jacobs is one of the most commonly cited luminaries of planning and urbanism.

Hunger Transcends Geography in the U.S. Hunger isn’t just a problem for the poorest of the poor. It cuts across age, race, gender, and affects Americans in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. In fact, every single county in the U.S. experiences food insecurity (defined here as “limited or uncertain” access to food), according to the latest “Map the Meal Gap”report by Feeding America, a network of 200 U.S. food banks.

Cities Have Been Trying to Curb Dog Poop for Centuries. Excrement: messing up city streets since the 1800s.


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Upcoming ELGL Events

Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month

Webinar: PlaceSpeak & Local Governments – Engaging Legitimately Online -May 19, 2016


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50 Nifty

The Media Attacks Urbanism

What Can Obama Accomplish in Flint?

Why Cities Have to Care About Native Plants

Where Are the Most Diverse Neighborhoods?

Government Consolidation Is Not a Panacea


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Local Gov Confidential

Justice Department Says N.C. Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights The controversial North Carolina law that prevents transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, and limits protection for LGBT people, violates federal civil rights law and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.