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This week in the war on workers: Chicago passes paid sick leave

Paid sick leave continues to make inroads across the country, even as congressional Republicans put it out of reach for the nation as a whole. This week, the Chicago City Council voted 48-0 to join the 34 other cities, counties, andShow More Summary

Why spend $57 million on police body cameras if the footage won't be available to the public?

To the editor: This week, the L.A. City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted in favor of a plan to buy body cameras to outfit more than 7,000 officers. In urging a yes vote, Councilman Joe Buscaino stated that officers want the cameras “so they can show the public the professionalism, the courtesy...

US Media Casting Shade on Russian Cooperation in Arctic Council

The US media is downplaying Russia’s vast cooperation within the Arctic Council, US Representative for the Arctic Robert Papp said in a speech at the Scandinavia House in New York City.

L.A. voters to decide this fall whether to overhaul how the DWP is run

Los Angeles voters will face yet another decision this fall at the polls: Whether to revamp the way that the Department of Water and Power is governed. The City Council voted Friday to add the proposal to the growing list of issues jostling for attention on the November ballot, which is already...

Council members slam Bratton for dismissing 'broken windows' report

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's dismissal of a city report criticizing "broken windows" policing might have shattered more than a pane of glass at City Hall. Three City Council members... To view the full story, click the title l...

San Diego's streets are about to become a lot more bike-friendly

Cars will have to share downtown San Diego’s streets much more with bicyclists and pedestrians under an ambitious plan that aims to boost safety and fight climate change. The proposal, which the City Council unanimously approved this week, would transform many vehicle lanes and some on-street parking...

Rahm, Prolific Swearer, Is Indignant About Swearing In City Council

It wasn't even real swearing that Rahm was mad about. He made a BFD about "BFD." [ more › ]

Municipal Budget 2017: Brace Yourselves, Budget Cuts Are Coming

Mo' money, mo' problems. As City staff gear up for the 2017 budget process, the mayor has declared that an above-inflation property tax revenue increase is off the table. Council has also successfully pushed off introducing any new revenue tools until next year. Show More Summary

Glasgow City Council Update

A number of readers from Glasgow have been in touch to say that they have received letters from the local Unison branch encouraging union members to register equal pay claims all of a sudden. Now if you ask me this is very odd, because...Show More Summary

$15 minimum wage passes in D.C., takes steps toward reality in Baltimore and Montgomery County

The Washington, D.C., city council gave final approval Tuesday to a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2020, and some parts of Maryland may not be far behind. In Montgomery County, Maryland, where the minimum wage is currently...Show More Summary

D.C advances labor bill that would tell businesses how to schedule employees.

If the full council approves, D.C. would be second city in the country to end “just in time scheduling”

City Council Passes Towing Bill of Rights

The "Lincoln Park Pirates" lot at 4882 North Clark Yesterday a lot of legislation was passed during the City Council's meeting, including the Towing Bill of Rights, co-sponsored by Ald. Ameya Pawar and "inspired" by Uptown's LincolnShow More Summary

Ex-Council President Charles Pugh arrested for molesting teen

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A former Detroit City Council President was arrested in Harlem on charges that he molested a teenage boy for 13 years, authorities said.

Box cutter-wielding ‘Batman’ arrested after dancing with a KKK doll at LA City Council meeting

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Los Angeles City Council regularly features weird, frightening people attending its meetings. Last month, for instance, a local lawyer went to a council meeting dressed in a KKK hood and threatened to lynch a black councilman. This month, a man wearing a Batman mask was arrested after he...

Iraq Celebrates Monumental Victory Over Daesh in Fallujah (VIDEOS)

The Iraqi Army has finally liberated the city of Fallujah from Daesh in a historical victory. Member of the Council of Anbar province, Tah Abdel Ghany, spoke to Sputnik about the army’s successful operation.

Mayor caught in crossfire | NY loves inequality | Trump worker's breakdown | Design-build flaw

The City Council last month attempted to curb heavy-handed policing of minor crimes, but met resistance from the police as well as civilian groups who fear New York's bad old days could return. But a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Brickbat: A Thorn Tree in the Garden

2 days agoNews : Reason

For 17 years, Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts grew a vegetable garden in the front yard of their Miami Shores, Florida home, and no one ever complained. Then, the City Council passed a law requiring front lawns be covered with onlyShow More Summary

It's Official: Affordable Housing Initiative Added to November Ballot

This fall, voters will weigh in on the future of development in LA The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to place the Build Better LA Initiative on the November ballot. If approved, the measure would require developers to include...Show More Summary

Affordable Housing Initiative Officially Added to November Ballot

This fall, voters will weigh in on the future of development in LA The LA City Council voted Tuesday to place the Build Better LA Initiative on the November ballot. Supporters of the affordable housing measure finished gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot in May. Show More Summary

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