Sarah Holder

Sarah Holder

Sarah Holder is an editorial fellow at CityLab.

Where It Pays to Drive Electric

A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists found that EV drivers save almost $800 a year, depending on where, when, and how they charge.

The Extreme Amazon Bidder Just Got Real

Chula Vista is offering free land; Fresno is ceding community control; and New Jersey is offering $7 billion in incentives. Here’s what else we know about the 30 publicly available Amazon HQ2 bids.

Are Electric Vehicles About to Hit a Roadblock?

With the EV tax credit on the chopping block and Tesla experiencing production delays, dreams of an electric future might prove elusive in the U.S.

Look to Yelp to Remember Trump's First Year

Immigration lawyers and psychologists were in high demand—as were margaritas.

In City Hall, Women Make History

More women are on track to be elected mayor in the top 100 cities than ever before—in some major cities, for the first time. But not before overcoming some major hurdles.

The City Policy Initiatives on the Ballot Tuesday

Voters in U.S. cities will weigh in on drugs, partying, renting, and rooftop gardening. Their decisions could have national implications.

Kathy Tran

The New Wave of Local Candidates Running for Office

On the first election day after Trump’s win, many new pledges to run for office have actually materialized. And yes, lots of them are women.

Should U.S. Cities Ban Winter Evictions?

France’s “trêve hivernale” policy prevents evictions from November 1 until March 31. The U.S. has only a patchwork of cold-weather renter protections.

A foreclosure notice on a home in Cincinnati, one of cities with the highest eviction rates in the U.S.

Where Evictions Hurt the Most

A new Apartment List report aims to more accurately estimate the scope of America’s eviction problem.

What's With All These Other DREAM Acts?

Five different pieces of legislation have been proposed to keep DACA recipients from being deported. Here’s how to tell them apart.  

Wondering Where to Open a Small Business? Yelp It.

The company has ranked 50 American cities on how friendly they are to new businesses.

This Wasn’t Actually a Great Week for Amazon

While the public buzzed around cities’ extravagant HQ2 bids, Amazon’s been taking some hits to its business and reputation, raising yet another flag for cities pouring incentives into their offers.

The Overlooked Problem that Is Putting Thousands of Americans Underwater

New legislation to charge water bills based on monthly income is cropping up in Philadelphia and Baltimore, designed to keep people from drowning in water debt.

The Cities Suing Big Pharma Over Opioids

Pharmaceutical companies misled the public into a cycle of addiction, cities say. Now, they’re being taken to court.

A screnshot from Frisco's Amazon bid video.

The Underdogs Bidding on Amazon HQ2

Why are small, long-shot cities, who on the surface don’t seem to meet at least one of Amazon’s threshold criteria, putting their hats in the ring?

How Far Will Cities Go to Win Amazon HQ2?

In a bidding war this contentious, economic incentive packages could get extreme.

People examine a model EV in front of an image of rock formations

General Motors Maps Its Zero-Emission Future

The company announces plans to release 20 new electric vehicles by 2023.

America's Most and Least Distressed Cities

A new analysis puts data to the sentiment that there’s increasing inequality between cities.

An autonomous Audi SUV.

Feds to Self-Driving Car Makers: Regulate Yourself

The Department of Transportation’s new set of voluntary safety guidelines might get more AVs on the road, and fast. But what happens if automakers don’t follow them?

Amazon's Seattle headquarters is pictured.

The Ultimate List of Top Contenders for Amazon's HQ2

We sorted through the longshots and likely contenders so you don’t have to.