City backs bag ban, despite recommendation

Gainesville’s attorney recommended that commissioners rescind its plastic-bag and Styrofoam ban. Gainesville commissioners rejected their city attorney’s recommendation Thursday to rescind an ordinance that bans businesses from giving out single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam containers. The ban, which has been discussed for nearly a year, will take effect in January 2020. The 5-1 decision on…

CRA Director – City of Florida City

Now accepting employment applications for the following position: COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (fulltime/exempt): Highly responsible administrative management of the City of Florida City Redevelopment Agency to include CRA projects and budget as well as managing, planning, economic development and design services to the Florida City CRA area. Responsible for initiating, planning, and coordinating the implementation…

Sunset Strip Square – City of Sunrise RFQ

The City of Sunrise is soliciting qualifications and proposals from experienced developers, companies, or teams interested in purchasing, leasing, or entering into a public/private partnership to develop a 3-acre City owned site known as the Sunset Strip Square located in the east Sunrise redevelopment area. The City is in support of a multi-family residential development…

Public Works Director/City Engineer – City of Sebastian

DESCRIPTION: Under general administrative direction of the City Manager, the Public Works Director/City Engineer is responsible to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Stormwater and Roads Division. Coordinates assigned activities with other City Departments and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. Formulates…

Main Street Executive Director – Stuart, Florida

Now accepting applications, Stuart Florida Main Street Executive Director The Stuart Main Street Association is seeking a positive, strategic thinking, and experienced non-profit professional to serve as our full-time Executive Director, this person will continue to position the organization as a leader in the region. For position information and job description see:  stuartmainstreet.org it is more exciting than this…

Are Smart Cities The Next Great Disruptor?

When the city of Columbus, Ohio, submitted its bid to become Amazon’s HQ2, city officials rolled out the usual fanfare: an assortment of tax incentives, promotion of its major educational institutions and real estate deals. But the hallmark of its proposal was a pitch to create a smart city by “embracing the reinvention of transportation…

Smile, Your City Is Watching You

Walking through the streets of New York City, you can feel the thrill of being lost in the crowd. As throngs of people filter past, each going about their days, it seems possible to blend in without being noticed. But as municipalities and companies pursue the dream of “smart cities,” creating hyper-connected urban spaces designed…