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West Hollywood City Council aide sues city, alleging retaliation

An aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran has sued the city and his boss, alleging his boss sexually harassed him and that he was wrongfully punished for being a “whistleblower.”

How L.A.’s Wage Hike Doesn’t Help the Poor

Salim Furth: The Los Angeles City Council's move to raise the minimum wage will help some workers at the expense of others and lead to higher prices for consumers.

Deal to sell four kidney-treatment programs to Big Apple Dialysis is called off

After continued opposition from several City Council members and labor unions, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. said Thursday it is terminating a deal to sell four of its kidney-treatment... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bratton Called "Racist" & "Son Of A Bitch" At City Council Hearing

After being heckled and called "racist" and a "son of a bitch" by protesters in the City Council chambers this morning, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton signaled that perhaps he can make do without 1,000 new police officers after all. [ more › ]

Historic Districts Council Executive Tells Four Seasons Owner to ‘Curl Up and Die’

What a mess. This week, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission ruled to protect the interior of The Four Seasons — derailing owner Aby J. Rosen's plans for extensive renovations. It seemed that after years of disagreements, there was finally a resolution. Show More Summary

Bill Bratton heckled at City Council budget hearing

17 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The city’s top cop was hounded by hecklers when he appeared at a City Council budget hearing to push for hiring 1,000 new police officers.

Kshama Sawant—"She Who Shall Not Be Named"—Argues Against New Campaign Ethics Rule

17 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Organizers say 500 people showed up at City Hall for a housing affordability town hall last month. Some believe council member Kshama Sawant violated city ethics rules at the event, and want new campaign rules to keep her from doing it again. Show More Summary

L.A. HIKES MIN. WAGE TO $15 AS EMPLOYERS CHOOSE MACHINES OVER PEOPLE

breitbart.com On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council passed a minimum wage law by a 14-to-1 vote margin that continually cranks-up wages for the next five years to $15 an hour. Meanwhile, employers are responding by investing in machines over people.

Do you own a rental property in Seattle? Read this!

If you own rental property located in Seattle, you need to be aware of fairly new requirements, created by the Seattle City Council, to register your investment property. This city ordinance, the Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) impacts landlords and property managers who have multiple units to those who have just one rental home. […]

A Fascinating Minimum-Wage Experiment Is About to Unfold

This week’s decision by the Los Angeles City Council to raise the local minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by 2020 is part of an intriguing development in urban politics and social policy. Reacting to grassroots campaigns carried...Show More Summary

Can David Ryu maintain his outsider stance inside City Hall?

No matter what David Ryu's election to the Los Angeles City Council District 4 seat says about the demographics of the voters who chose him, his victory brings a significant change in the demographics of the 15-member council. Ryu becomes the first Korean American member and just the second Asian...

L.A. needs better than minimum-wage jobs

The City Council's decision Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $15 in Los Angeles was hailed as a major step toward easing the strain of poverty among the city's low-wage workers. And it may well be. The state's current minimum wage of $9 an hour just isn't enough to live on in a high-cost city....

Ryu won council seat by seizing outsider status, Korean American backing

David Ryu went up against the biggest names in Los Angeles City Hall on election day — and won.

Alexandria chooses location for Potomac Yard Metro

A new Metrorail station at Potomac Yard should be built close to the existing shopping center, the Alexandria City Council unanimously decided Wednesday night, as they waxed nearly poetic about the economic development they believe it will bring.Read full article >>

The Wage War's Two Battlegrounds: The Ballot Box and the Board Room

Members of Unite Here Local 11 voice their support for a $15 municipal minimum wage at Los Angeles City Council chambers on Tuesday. Thousands of McDonald's employees protest Wednesday outside the corporation's headquarters in Oak Brook,...Show More Summary

The Wage War's Two Battlegrounds: The Ballot Box and the Board Room

Members of Unite Here Local 11 voice their support for a $15 municipal minimum wage at Los Angeles City Council chambers on Tuesday. Thousands of McDonald's employees protest Wednesday outside the corporation's headquarters in Oak Brook,...Show More Summary

To-go cups at Navy Pier?

Want a to-go cup for that beer you bought at Harry Caray's Tavern on the lakefront so you can walk around Navy Pier? Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday introduced an ordinance to the City Council that would allow Navy Pier restaurant and tavern...Show More Summary

First Korean American Scores City Council Seat

David Ryu is the first Korean American elected to City Council in Los Angeles. [ more › ]

Tim Burgess and Rocking Chair Have Raised More Money for City Council Than Anyone Else

That's my best attempt to decipher the Seattle Times headline "Burgess, rocker top fundraisers so far in bid for council position." Seattle City Council / Thinkstock Oh wait hold on I think they might mean this guy. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Koreatown celebrates election of David Ryu to L.A. City Council seat

The southeastern part of Councilman-elect David Ryu's district curves right around Koreatown, a community that is celebrating the Korean American's election Tuesday to the Los Angeles City Council

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