Kent Mayor Ralph’s city budget proposes higher B&O taxes
Says increase necessary to make up for loss of state-shared revenue
FEMA Bulletin Week of October 15, 2018
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) sent this bulletin at 10/16/2018 02:00 PM EDT
On Oct. 11, the U.S. Senate confirmed Pete Gaynor to serve as FEMA Deputy Administrator
Mr. Gaynor served as the Rhode Island Emergency Management Director since January 2015. Previously, he served in the U.S. Marines for 26 years. In that role, he oversaw security at Camp David, and was in charge of Plans, Policy and Operations at Marine Corps Headquarters
FEMA and its emergency management partner organizations released Sean Kevelighan’s “Understanding the Value of Insurance” , the second PrepTalk presentation from the Sept. 6 symposium event. Kevelighan is president and chief executive officer of the Insurance Information Institute, an organization dedicated…
OPWA 2018 Awards Submissions
Submission Deadline Thursday, November 1, 2018
Every year, the OPWA is pleased to solicit nominations for Project(s) of the Year, Individual Awards and the Supplier / Service Provider of the Year Award. This is a great opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals, groups and organizations representing the best in the Public Works profession
The Awards Committee is always looking for more Project-of-the-Year submissions, and would like to remind members that OPWA recognizes 24 separate categories! Projects are still eligible for nomination for up to two years after substantial completion. Project-of-the-Year Categories include
Historic Restoration / Preservation Project
Disaster / Emergency / Construction / Repair Project
(Less than $2 Million, $2 - $10 Million,…
Financial Preparedness Pays
Forty-four percent of Americans do not have $400 on hand to cover an emergency expense. These Americans will be ill-prepared to care for themselves and their families in the wake of a disaster.
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: United States Senate Passes S.3021
The United States Senate on October 19th passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (“S.3021”). The comprehensive water...
Spokane City Council sets employee salary cap, but it’s so high no one is affected
The Spokane City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that increases council oversight of city hiring and caps city employee pay at four times Spokane’s median household income.