Coronavirus Q&A: Traveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants, and being contagious

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S., Axios is answering readers’ questions about the pandemic — how it spreads, who’s at risk, and what you can do to stay safe. What’s new: This week, we answer four questions on vulnerability for those with asthma, traveling across state lines, being contagious, safely washing dishes,…

How to Present to Decision-Makers: Four Tips for Your Local Government Career

Here’s how to earn the attention and support of your local government decision-makers, electeds, and appointed officials. Reblogged April 9, 2019 by David Street, project manager and Caleb Weitz, chief of staff, Office of the County Administrator, Loudoun County, Virginia One key skill you must learn in your local government career is how to present complex,…

6 Organizations Making a Big Impact on Smart Cities

Partnerships with nonprofits and foundations drive city innovation. For city governments, getting the most out of their digital transformations requires planning, engagement with residents and the ability to measure the impact of their investments. But because of limited resources and the demands of their day-to-day work, sometimes cities can be reactive to grant announcements or…

UPDATE: PGCPS Brings the Summer Food Service Program back to Glenarden

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides free meals to youth under age 18 in low-income areas. This includes siblings and other non-PGCPS students. Locations, dates, times and meal services are below. For more information, call 301-952-6580. Click on link below to…

An open letter to Starbucks customers from Howard Schultz

Thank you Mr. Schultz. Hopefully others will follow in your footsteps for equality. This afternoon Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores and begin a new chapter in our history. In 1983 I took my first trip to Italy. As I walked the streets of Milan, I saw cafés and espresso bars on every street….

Why Equity Matters for Amazon’s HQ2 Search – CitiesSpeak

This was one of my biggest concerns and observation about the picks for the top 20. As a Mayor of a 98% African American City adjacent to one of the Maryland sites in Prince Georges County, MD, I felt our chances of being selected were going to be outweighed because of the inequality factor that…