San Francisco is offering its small business community online licensing and permitting with a new tool. The release follows similar releases in other cities like Santa Cruz and New York. The announcement came through the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation on Friday. The new tool – License123 is online and available for businesses to use. [...]
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February 20, 2013
It is no longer enough in some schools for students to run around during gym. Now they are often taught math or English or health at the same time.
February 17, 2013
Sen. Charles Schumer, who pushed the Drug Enforcement Administration for its creation, called it the first of its kind in the country.
The federal website received mixed reviews after launching Tuesday.
President Obamas plan would involve the federal government working with states to help families get access to preschool.
February 14, 2013
The low-lying city of 50,000 across the Hudson River from Manhattan was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer wants to city to serve as a model for how to develop a uniquely urban approach to extreme storm preparation.
February 11, 2013
Offering a list of policy innovations in several emerging mega-cities, URB.im managing editor Josephine dAllant argues for empowerment over charity in the battle to improve conditions for the urban poor.
February 9, 2013
To give domestic-violence victims a chance to escape abusers who ignore restraining orders against them, judges in Orange and Osceola counties will begin mandating the use of GPS-tracking devices in what they deem the highest-risk cases.
February 5, 2013
S.F. library eyes laptop-lending kiosks
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Updated 4:28 pm, Sunday, February 3, 2013
The library wants to earmark $99,500 in its upcoming budget to purchase three laptop lending kiosks that would boost the number of available computers and remove the human element from the current system where librarians check out portable computers to patrons for inside use.
Worthwhile investmentBut the library says ...
February 2, 2013
This Model Bullying Prevention Policy is a comprehensive strategy that was developed for all youth-serving agencies in the District of Columbia. The policy employs a three-level public health model to prevent bullying, which involves shifting agency norms; delivering services to at-risk youth; and responding to bullying incidents in a way that inhibits subsequent acts, with an emphasis on data analysis to measure intervention success. The policy was developed by the Urban Institute in collaboration with the 42-members of the District of Columbia Mayor's Bullying Prevention Task Force and Office ...
Could Vienna's century of experience in creating housing that is both affordable and attractive offers lessons for how the U.S. can address its growing affordability crisis? In the Austrian capital, more regulation, not less, leads to cheaper rents.
February 1, 2013
The wristwatch would be equipped with a video camera, GPS and would send texts to authorities and family members in the event of a threat. ->
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) The city of Portland will count the number of its homeless residents.
January 28, 2013
With this new method, students watch lectures at home and spend class time practicing.
January 27, 2013
New Mexico State University will be the first university in the country to offer housing specifically designated for student veterans that isn't dorms or fraternity-style housing, according to school officials.
January 26, 2013
Some towns are considering offering shop local cards. People can get the card, buy from shops in their hometown, and then they get to accumulate credits against their property tax bill.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is using a digital Web-based system to process veterans disability claims, replacing its antiquated paper files in an effort to reduce the backlog of cases.
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