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MTA grilled on plan to deal with mess during L train shutdown

17 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

City Council members grilled MTA and city officials on their plan to deal with the mess when the L train shuts down.

City Council Candidate On Running As a Republican in Deep Blue D.C. (AUDIO)

RedState Contributor Jon Street talks with Michael Bekesha, GOP candidate for Washington, D.C. city council, about what it’s like to run as a Republican in an overwhelmingly liberal city. Follow Jon Street on Twitter: @JonStreet. The post City Council Candidate On Running As a Republican in Deep Blue D.C. (AUDIO) appeared first on RedState.

West Virginia city has public meeting after record homicides

A West Virginia city that's experiencing more killings than ever before has discussed a plan to address the violence. News outlets report that the Huntington City Council held a public … Click to Continue »

Back to the future: Council says to save retail, look to the past

The City Council released a 72-page report Thursday about how to achieve its vision of New York City retail: mom-and-pop shops dominating the landscape. The policy brief begins by quoting E.B.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bronx City Councilman Andy King accused of sexual harassment

9 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The City Council is launching an investigation into misconduct allegations against Bronx Councilman Andy King, sources said.

Glasgow MSPs and MPs

I sent a link to yesterday's blog post about the UK Supreme Court to all Glasgow MSPs and MPs via Twitter along with the following message: Equal pay claimants in Glasgow can see through the hypocrisy of Glasgow City Council trying to overturn a sound, reasoned judgment from the Court of Session, Scotland's highest civil court. Show More Summary

Seattle Approves ST3 Partnering Agreement

On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved a partnering agreement to accelerate Sound Transit 3 project delivery. The   slideshow, the partnering_agreement itself, and Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s thorough writeup are all online. Most of the agreement is just a commitment to working together and being cooperative, but there are some interesting nuggets. Each agency (ST […]

A New Form of Justice

The New York City Council has just passed a law to make all algorithms used by the city government transparent. It is a new kind of justice, algorithmic justice. to ensure that the wheels of government and AI are being used for good and not evil. It is just the beginning of push back on […] The post A New Form of Justice appeared first on Allison Fine.

Paris votes for end to performing animals in circuses

Paris city council has voted against the use of wild animals in circuses but left the actual decision to ban the practice to the government. Animal rights campaigners have hailed a "small step forward".

San Jose approves 40 tiny homes for the homeless

But city still has no consensus on where to put them At a Tuesday City Council meeting, the city of San Jose approved a pilot program to erect 40 “tiny houses” (as small as 80 square feet or as large as 140, depending on the deign) as...Show More Summary

Council approves ‘linkage fees’ on developers to pay for affordable housing

The new fees could bring in over $100 million annually Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal to charge fees to developers that would pay for affordable housing won the full support of the City Council on Wednesday. “This is simply...Show More Summary

Philadelphia may ban bulletproof glass in delis

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Today the Philadelphia city council may vote on a bill to ban bulletproof glass at hundreds of small delis. My New York Post take: are they crazy? “Have you ever been served food at a sit-down restaurant establishment through a solid...Show More Summary

Council sends anti-discrimination ordinance to public vote

A West Virginia city's newly reinstated anti-discrimination ordinance that drew opposition from some residents will be put to a public vote next year. News outlets report that the Fairmont City … Click to Continue »

Glasgow - Readers' Comments

More readers' comments about the prospect of the City Council proceeding with an appeal to try and overturn the unanimous decision of Scotland's highest civil court, the Court of Session, that Glasgow's WPBR pay scheme is 'unfit forShow More Summary

L.A. City Council approves development fee to raise money for affordable housing

The so-called linkage fee is opposed by some business groups and supported by homeless advocates. Officials say the measure will raise about $100 million a year for affordable housing by 2019.

Battle brews over Marx Brothers Playground in path of AvalonBay tower

Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have found it in a playground named for the... To view the full story, click the title link.

L.A. agrees to pay nearly $300,000 to settle case of woman who died in LAPD jail cell

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay up to $298,000 to settle a legal matter stemming from the controversial death of a woman who authorities say hanged herself in a downtown jail cell. The 13-0 vote was the latest development in a bitter dispute that began soon after Wakiesha Wilson’s...

Santa Monica’s popular summer concert series will be bumped to fall 2018

The series will return with fewer events and stepped-up efforts to reduce massive crowds Santa Monica’s summertime Twilight Concert Series will, at least for 2018, be a fall event. The Santa Monica City Council approved a motion Tuesday...Show More Summary

Chicago to pay $31M to 4 men for wrongful convictions

The Chicago City Council has approved a $31 million settlement to be shared by four men who each spent more than a decade in prison for the rape and murder … Click to Continue »

The waste-management ?industry's worst nightmare could become reality

The waste-management industry is worried Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver a last-minute Christmas gift to two Brooklyn City Council members by helping pass their bill to halve capacity at private... To view the full story, click the title link.

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