November 11: Muniland Snaps

November 11, 2011

Kristy Fifelski, a.k.a GovGirl, the Web Services Manager for the City of Reno, Nevada, explains how Reno collaborated with the local technology community to develop a hackathon event. The hack was a project to create technology applications that use open government data. Here is part of the manifesto from Hack4Reno:

  • demonstrate the value of open data and open government
  • foster a local government that listens to its people and their needs
  • show that Reno is full of talented, creative people that love their city
  • allow people to use their skills for civic good

Good Links

Mises Economics Blog: When a government can’t use the printing press to default slowly

Governing: Some marketing material for “pension obligation bonds”

WSJ: Do multi-notch ratings downgrades happen because credit rating agencies are inattentive?

California Treasurer: How is your state rated?

Bond Buyer: If you are an unregistered muni advisor the MSRB will be reporting you to the SEC

Green for All: Our water systems need rebuilding and Americans need jobs

ZeroHedge: Federal studies link fracking and earthquakes

CNBC: Need some fracking legislation pushed through? Psych ops to the rescue

@Twitter Talk

GreatLakesGuy @GreatLakesGuy GreatLakesGuy   Milwaukee could be the Silicon Valley of water tech,” CEO says

Heather Williams @H_S_Williams Heather Williams   Things I learned at NLC Exposition: Roughly 1/5 of cities will look to find new revenue with property tax increases. @leagueofcities #muniland

Harris Kenny @harrisakenny Harris Kenny   I blogged: Jefferson County, AL Declares Bankruptcy – Muni Bankruptcy Wave Coming?…
Tara Leo Auchey @todaysthedayhbg Tara Leo Auchey   Pie charts help: “The sharks circling Harrisburg” 

Economy League @EconomyLeague Economy League   RT @GreeneBarrett: San Francisco pension reform lesson: Labor/business/leaders can achieve consensus

Peter Schorsch @SaintPetersblog Peter Schorsch  What a surprise! Seminole Tribe will fight gaming legislation

IpreoMuni @IpreoMuni IpreoMuni   Muni volume continues surge. Here’s next week’s muni deal calendar: #muniland #munis
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