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

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

2 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

Venice looks to ban tourists from bringing rolling suitcases

Traveling to Venice next year? Leave your rolling suitcase at home. Venice's city council is considering a ban on rolling suitcases with hard wheels, according to Italian newspaper Il Gazzettino. The council said residents are frustrated...Show More Summary

10 Digital Marketing Channels to Keep an Eye On

What do you think will be the next big digital marketing channel and why? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YECShow More Summary

Maryland City Council Member Won’t Take Oath on Bible Because That’s Not What She Was Elected to Uphold

Jessica Fitzwater (below) just won a seat on the Frederick County Council in Maryland, and I already have reason to like her. On December 1, when she takes the oath of office, she won't be swearing in on a Bible:

Batman & Joker Take Their Fight to New York City Council

Batman and Joker faced off once more on Wednesday about a plan to require New York's Times Square costumed characters to be licensed.

London Council Has a Plan for Dog Poop: Paint It Pink

Communities are always trying new things to address the problem of dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets. Some of the more extreme reactions include the cities of Ipswich, Massachussetts, and Boulder, Colorado, who actually...Show More Summary

Winnie The Pooh Banned From Polish Playground Because He DOESN'T WEAR PANTS

Say what?! Winnie the Pooh has been BANNED from having his image appear in a Polish playground, and the reasons why are completely ridiculous!!! It was at a Tuszyn city council meeting where one person offered up Winnie's image to be plastered on a new playground, but that was met with a lot of outrage! One person even [...]

Oh, Bother: Polish Town Bans Winnie The Pooh As Punishment For His Brazen Nudity - Bear. Naked.

3 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Several City Council members in the small town of Tuszyn recently suggested the British bear as a mascot for a local playground, but in minutes obtained by The Croatian Times, many city officials took deep offense to Winnie's free-flowing bear rump.

SEOUL: Christians Storm Into City Council Meeting, Thwart LGBT Rights Panel

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Korea Times: The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) postponed a public hearing on gay rights Thursday after some 200 activists opposed to fair treatment of homosexuals stormed into the capital’s City Hall to stop the proceedings. Show More Summary

Friday Links: Batman at the Mercy of City Council

3 days agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_69699" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The best picture in the New York Times Yesterday.[/caption] This link's for Carolina Miranda: "Hello Kitty, the Big Apple, the Penguin, the Joker and several other heroes,...Show More Summary

London councils fight government plan to legalise short-term Airbnb rentals

Having already accommodated over 20 million guests in more than 34,000 cities across 190 countries, it's safe to say that Airbnb is here to say. However, that success has come at a cost -- namely opposition from authorities that either want to stop...

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