03.27.2017

03.27.2017

Today’s Buzz features baby boxes, 17 deaths per hour, and some sort of cup.

Please enjoy the photos of the great trampoline migration that occurred during Friday morning’s windstorm in our Pueblo West, CO community.

Right Now with Laura Savage

What I’m Doing: Stretching. I’ve been completing assignments all day.

What I’m Reading: Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell

What I’m Listening To: Something clunky in the dryer

We’re Buzzin’

Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property
Despite his insistence on the campaign trail that he would avoid the links — “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf,” he said in August — he has made 13 visits to his own golf courses since becoming president, likely playing golf on at least 12 of those occasions.

States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep Habits
This week, Alabama will join Ohio and New Jersey in making free baby boxes available to the families of all newborns in the state.

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Weekly Update: Paid Positions, Surveys, Partnerships

03/26/17: Laugh, Cry, and Think

Kittelson’s Corner: Greenville & Beyonce

Can Civic Innovation Restore Political Civility?

Podcast: Leading Mecklenburg with Dena Diorio, County Manager

 

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50 Nifty

What Keeps Most American Cities From Decline
Many megaregions would be in Rust Belt mode if they weren’t buoyed by an influx of international job-seekers, Census numbers show. What happens if those people stop coming?

A Pedestrian Battle Cry, in Comic Form
The sprawling city of 11 million boasts the largest number of private cars in India, and if you don’t have one, getting around can try your safety and health. It’s really not a coincidence that Delhi tops the national list in traffic fatalities, with a staggering 17 deaths happening every hour. (<— Consider this one Global Nifty)

The Most Sustainable Town in America
The town will be walkable and bikeable, with 50 miles of nature trails. Residents will be able to plant crops in community gardens. Houses will be set near sidewalks so neighbors can more easily interact with one another. To encourage homeowners to drive electric vehicles, the town will install numerous charging stations. Its public vehicle fleet will be electric and driverless.

Ride-hailing apps are killing taxis. Is public transit next?
The implications for cities couldn’t be more profound. If Uber and Lyft continue to siphon market share from transit agencies, it could weaken public systems, leading to a destructive cycle of service reductions and further declines in ridership.

100 years ago, Seattle won the Stanley Cup and expanded the reach of pro hockey
On March 26, 1917, 3,500 fans watched in the Seattle Arena as the Metropolitans crushed the Montreal Canadiens, 9-1, to win the Stanley Cup. To commemorate the anniversary, Metropolitans memorabilia is touring Seattle this week.

Maricopa County runs out of death-penalty defense attorneys
In the past two fiscal years, the County Attorney’s Office has filed more death penalty cases than it has resolved. And by January, there were so many potential capital cases that the county ran out of specialized attorneys to defend them.

Local Gov Confidential

Winston grapples with mayor resignation following scandal
Winston’s fledgling mayor resigned Wednesday afternoon after he was released from jail due to sex and weapons charges, and a replacement could be on his way.

Female firefighter loses sex discrimination case against Clinton city
A federal judge has rejected a woman’s allegations that she was sexually harassed, discriminated against and fired in retaliation for complaints she lodged while she worked as a part-time firefighter for Clinton city.

Arroyo Grande council eyeing local planner for city manager job
Following a nationwide search, the Arroyo Grande City Council has tapped Arroyo Grande resident Jim Bergman to be the city’s top executive. The council will consider formally hiring Bergman as its city manager at a meeting on Tuesday.

Couple hundred pounds of pot found in dispatch supervisor’s basement
A city dispatcher is facing charges after U.S. Drug Enforcement Agents said they found, “approximately a couple hundred pounds of marijuana” in her basement.