Using Tech for Storm Prep and Recovery
Check out Route Fifty for a recap of how Florida's cities and government agencies used data and new technology get the state prepared for Hurricane Irma and to speed recovery after the storm. Earlier this week, NewDEAL Leaders heard from fellow Leaders Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Houston Councilmember Amanda Edwards, along with Cathleen Kelly from the Center for American Progress, on their experience with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and how local and state leaders can work to build resilient communities. Click to listen to a recording of the call.
Making Government More Efficient
Harvard Kennedy School's Operational Excellence in Government Project took a look at how government can make operations more efficient to cut costs, using case studies from New York City, Atlanta, and Washington state to explain challenges and keys to success. Read Governing Magazine's recap of the five traits these successful efficiency efforts have in common.
NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
Tishaura Jones, Treasurer
(St. Louis, MO)
Partnering to Address Income Volatility
NewDEAL Leader St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones wrote an op-ed this week in the St. Louis American, focusing on the income volatility many low-income households face, which opens them up to unsustainable debt from short-term fixes like predatory loans. Read about why Treasurer Jones is partnering with the Aspen Institute, LendUp, and others on Finance Forward, a series of conversations with local stakeholders to identify solutions to address income volatility in St. Louis.