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Former TLC lawyer gets $7.5G fine

A Taxi and Limousine Commission lawyer was fined $7,500 by the Conflicts of Interest Board Tuesday for allegedly using his work phone to raise money for his City Council campaign.

Mounds & Piles: Los Angeles City Council Votes to Cover Mound With Tarp

Big mound news: today the Los Angeles City Council voted to cover a large mound of second-hand asphalt at Van Nuys Airport with a tarp. The asphalt, which is used for street repairs and ranges in size from "fine...

L.A. council moves to require that unused guns be locked up or disabled

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Los Angeles lawmakers voted Tuesday to start drafting a city ordinance that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with trigger locks when they aren't being used.

NYC Council members walk out to protest Ferguson grand jury

Members of the New York City Council registered their disgust Tuesday with the decision to not prosecute the cop who killed Michael Brown.

WI: Janesville Budget OK'd, Includes Transit Boost

The Janesville City Council approved the 2015 city budget Monday with a last-minute add-in--a boost to the Janesville Transit Service's troubled Innovation Express line.

Bill: New Yorkers could identify as multiracial

New Yorkers may soon be able to identify themselves as more than one race under legislation introduced in the City Council on Tuesday. The measure would change dozens of official documents,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Balko: How St. Louis Cities Profit from Poverty

Radley Balko, Washington Post: There are 90 municipalities in St. Louis County, and more in the surrounding counties. All but a few have their own police force, mayor, city manager and town council, and 81 have their own municipal court.... Show More Summary

WA: Seattle City Council Looks to Expand Car-Sharing Program

The little Car2Go vehicles in Seattle are so popular that the City Council is considering legislation to let more companies enter the market, and eventually to allow as many as 3,000 "free floating car sharing" permits.

City of Dunwoody selects Douglas County Administrator Eric Linton as new City Manager

Eric Linton Dunwoody City Manager Following a seven-month-long, nationwide search, the Mayor of Dunwoody has selected Eric Linton for the role of City Manager. A vote on his appointment is expected to come before the City Council atShow More Summary

Garcetti and councilmen at the Great Wall (photo)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, in China on a trade mission, posed at the Great Wall with City Council members Joe Buscaino, Mike Bonin, Curren Price and Gilbert Cedillo

The Only Vote Against the Seattle's Left-Created Budget? Kshama Sawant.

City of Seattle Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant says she "fought for each and every improvement" to Mayor Ed Murray's budget proposal, but that the final product was still "fundamentally unjust." The other day we told you about all the good things that happen when the left takes over the city budget. Show More Summary

Seattle councillors to vote on funding Internet access at homeless camps

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle City Council was expected to vote Monday on a measure that would fund Internet access at the city's homeless camps. Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant wants a portion of a proposed $100,000 in the...Show More Summary

Jim Newton signs off with some suggestions for Los Angeles

The LA Times devotes his final column to a menu of proposed fixes, such as expanding the City Council, abolishing the school board and doing away with term limits.

Oakland to Require Developers to Sponsor Public Art

Oakland, following the lead of San Francisco, will require private developers to include funds for public art in their projects. The City Council passed legislation proposed by former Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, who was elected the mayor...Show More Summary

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies at 78

Marion Barry—the four-time Washington D.C. mayor and current city council member—died early Sunday morning in a Southeast Washington hospital, The New York Times reports. He was 78. Read more...

10 things you need to know today: November 23, 2014

1. Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78 Marion Barry, the former four-term mayor of Washington, D.C., and a sitting member of the city council, died Sunday morning. He was 78 years old. Barry's family did not specify a cause of death, though the lawmaker had been in poor health for some time. Show More Summary

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dead at 78

Marion Barry, the former four-term mayor of Washington, D.C. and a sitting member of the city council, died Sunday morning. He was 78 years old. His family did not specify a cause of death, though Barry had been in poor health for some time. Show More Summary

Editorial: New York’s dime bags

The blowback against a scheme in the City Council to impose a 10-cent-a-bag fee on New York shoppers casts its sponsors as imperial know-it-

Glendale City Council to discuss scrapping at-large election system

Threatened with a lawsuit that claims its electoral system discriminates against Latino voters, the Glendale City Council will consider next mother whether to place a measure on the spring ballot that would scrap the city’s at-large voting system in favor of council districts.

Weekend Newsstand: November 22, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather's not bad! Get out there and enjoy a crisp fall-winter day today, but not until after you read the news: A man acquitted of murder is suing the Peel police, Peel city councils need more diversity, and the Pan Am Games mascot has cost Toronto a lot of money. Show More Summary

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