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Every evening around 5 p.m., local traders burn solid waste – plastics, paper, cardboard – in Simikot, Humla. “Traders burn the waste they collect throughout the day in front of their stores. There is no waste management policy in Simikot, so the only way people can get rid of it is to throw it away …

December 9, 2021 through MRSC Insight Category: Winter has arrived. In some places, snow can fall and walking can become dangerous. What can or should a city or county do to deal with snow and ice buildup on sidewalks and streets? Who is responsible for the streets and sidewalks? Several court decisions have established that …

Multi-colored mobile signs, advertising just about anything you can think of, are commonplace in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Alyce MacLean is among those who thinks they are unsightly. “And they’re everywhere,” MacLean said. “We are such a beautiful island. And they are so ugly.” MacLean said she was happy the municipality is now asking …

Credit: iCube Program The Mayor of Évora, Carlos Pinto de Sá, reflects on the expectations, challenges and vision of Évora on the path to energy transition How will the POCITYF smart city project transform Évora? Can you explain the main impacts you expect from the implementation of the project? With POCITYF, for the city of …

By Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald on December 4, 2021. LETHBRIDGE [email protected] The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs this week heard a presentation based on the recent Parkland Institute report on the impact of provincial cuts on municipalities in Alberta.The guest speaker was Jacqueline Peterson, a municipal finance expert whose research focuses on multilevel …

The Dahl Memorial Clinic in Skagway has served the city’s medical needs for over 50 years. The clinic is run by the municipality and funded by a series of grants and tax revenues. Over the past two years, high staff turnover has been a problem. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/02SkagwaySEARHC.mp3 In mid-June, Skagway Borough Director Brad Ryan pitched the …

Sales of recreational pots in Illinois have already broken records last year, generating millions in tax revenue for municipalities. So how much do they get and what are they used for? State law allows municipalities to levy up to 3% on sales of recreational pots, in addition to existing sales taxes. Each city uses money …

The US federal bailout law aims to help municipalities that suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic get back on their feet. However, there are places that did not receive their allowance. In a report recently released by BridgeMi.com, three communities in Huron County have rejected or have not requested federal funding for recovery from COVID-19. These …

Lautoka City Council (LCC) is the first city council and public service body in the Western Division to join the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) anti-corruption campaign. Council officials were officially inducted into the campaign this week after an anti-corruption training exercise by the commission. LCC Health Services Director Rouhit Singh said they take …

Reflecting a sudden national trend, legislation to prohibit municipalities from regulating utility connections within their boundaries is advancing in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Two bills – both currently before the State House – would prohibit local governments in Pennsylvania from restricting, prohibiting or otherwise discriminating against a utility based on the source of energy that …