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Murray Spurns Council for Attempting to Drive Up Cost of Small, Afforable Apartments

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Photo by Kelly O This is the big threat? A microhousing building on Capitol Hill built under existing rules. Mayor Ed Murray deserves recognition from supporters of affordable housing for sending a stern letter to the Seattle City Council today, warning them that efforts to amend a bill on small, inexpensive apartments could drive up costs. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Approves New Method of Fining Residents for Petty Offenses

6 hours agoNews : Reason

Los Angeles City Council today approved a new citation system I warned about in August. This new system allows the Los Angeles Police Department to cite residents for a whole host of minor crimes that used to result in warnings (and potentially misdemeanor charges if police felt like pressing the matter). Show More Summary

Meet a Council Candidate: Tony Vella, Ward 6

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Snapshots of candidates running for city council in 2014. Candidate: Tony Vella (age 42) Ward: 6 (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), currently represented by Mark Grimes, who is seeking his fourth term as councillor. Background: A police spokesperson, Vella is on an unpaid leave of absence to run for council. Show More Summary

Meet a Council Candidate: Russ Ford, Ward 6

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Snapshots of candidates running for city council in 2014. Candidate: Russ Ford (age 60) Ward: Ward 6 (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), currently represented by Mark Grimes, who is running for his fourth term. Background: Ford is on leave from the...Show More Summary

Donetsk ceasefire hit by shelling deaths

At least six people are killed and 15 others injured, city council says, in worst violence since ceasefire started.

NYCHA losing its war on crime

The City Council Public Housing Committee, which is to hold hearings Tuesday on the NYCHA anti-crime campaign, found that while crime at public housing citywide has fallen slightly since January, some of the 15 developments continue to see a stubborn upswing.

Mayor Murray and Council Member Licata Announce New City Office of Labor Standards

AM Ed Murray and Nick Licata make wage-law enforcement officially official. This is all fairly straightforward, but for anyone who's been following the minimum-wage debate closely, you've been waiting with bated breath for this moment:...Show More Summary

Harold Cogdell: I know why Greg Hardy deserved better

More than a decade ago, then-Charlotte City Council member Harold Cogdell was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. His subsequent journey through the court system offers him a somewhat unique perspective on the Panthers' decision...Show More Summary

Second-Ever Libertarian Elected in Russia

yesterdayNews : Reason

The people of Russia have spoken, and they have elected a libertarian. Or, at least, 662 individuals cast ballots for Russian Libertarian Party Chairman and independent candidate Andey Shalnev in the Moscow City Council race. That might...Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Full Project Plans and Letter from UK PM as Margaret Thatcher Plaza is Unveiled in Spain

MADRID, Spain – The governing council of Spain's capital city, Madrid, today unveiled the country's 'Margaret Thatcher Plaza', marking the culmination of the first major project following the former British Prime Minister's death last year. Show More Summary

A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere

  M ost residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have probably never heard of Fred Ross, Sr., but they could use his help now. Ferguson's population is two-thirds African American, but the mayor, almost all members of the city council and school...Show More Summary

Reinventing office space: Architects call for the ‘death of the desk’

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In what was to be his last public appearance before his death, Steve Jobs detailed to Cupertino city council, California, in 2011 the plans behind Apple’s new headquarters – a 71 hectare (176 acre) campus with an enormous O-shaped building for 13,000 employees at its heart. Jobs claimed that...

Bronx councilman's gay problem

When a YouTube video recently surfaced showing Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera praising the "godly" government of Uganda, his words sparked outrage in New York, where six of his City Council peers... To view the full story, click the title link.

De Blasio bill to ban horse carriages will be rolled out soon

Legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages — which Mayor de Blasio made a cornerstone of his campaign platform in last year’s election — will be introduced in the City Council soon, he said Friday.

Philadelphia Nears Deal to Ease Marijuana Laws

4 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

A City Council plan to set modest fines for small amounts and no arrests won the support of Mayor Michael A. Nutter.

Council snubs biz community on credit-check ban

Business groups called on the City Council to exempt certain industries from its proposed ban on the use of credit checks of job applicants, but the legislation's sponsors were unmoved. The New... To view the full story, click the title link.

Planned Parenthood Political Director Running for Seattle City Council

Halei Watkins, a 26-year-old Planned Parenthood political organizer is running for the Seattle City Council’s newly drawn 5th district seat. The 5th district is comprised of the neighborhoods of Maple Leaf, Lake City, Bitter Lake and Broadview. While Watkins claims that her campaign will be focused on making Seattle “affordable”, pro-lifers in the city should […]

The Dream Shall Never Die

Mayor Rob Ford officially withdraws from Mayor's race, to be replaced on ticket by brother Doug Ford, city council member. Silverstein is here submitting paperwork. Withdrawing Rob Ford's name from the race and entering Doug. pic.twitter.com/iEFkWokg8n —...Show More Summary

11 Ways to Create a More Human Brand

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Show More Summary

Rob Ford drops out of Toronto mayor's race for medical crisis, but still running for city council instead

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has ended his campaign for a second term, in a stunning development stemming from a new personal health crisis. And in another twist his brother and political partner, city Councillor Doug Ford, is now seeking to run in his place. Show More Summary

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