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Santa Ana declares itself a sanctuary city in defiance of Trump

Santa Ana City Council members voted Tuesday to declare Orange County’s second-most populous city a sanctuary city — a largely symbolic gesture to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally. The move is in direct defiance of President-elect Donald Trump, who was critical of illegal immigration...

Councilman Vincent Gentile tormented autistic aide: $10M lawsuit

19 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The man endured so much humiliation in Brooklyn City Council Member Vincent Gentile's office that he had to quit, the lawsuit alleges.

What You Need to Know about Toronto’s Budget

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The budget isn't balanced, and council will have to find some combination of service cuts and additional revenue to make up the difference. The staff-proposed City budget has been released, and we’ve had the chance to go over it in high-level detail. Show More Summary

Council reforms deed process after nursing-home snafu

The City Council passed a law aimed at illuminating the process for lifting a city deed restriction Tuesday, a little over a year after the de Blasio administration effectively signed away a nursing... To view the full story, click the title link.

New Legislation Would Stop Last-Minute Scheduling For Fast Food, Retail Workers

A package of legislation that could significantly reshape the terms of employment for workers in New York's retail and fast food industries will be introduced in the City Council later this morning, the latest sign of the growing political clout of the city's tens of thousands of low-wage hourly workers. [ more › ]

‘Bristol is Open’ Wins Internet of Things Award for Programmable City Initiative

by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Bristol is Open, an ambitious joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, received the Internet of Things award in the “The Smart Cities Award” category forShow More Summary

Thanks to Albany, the scourge of plastic bags continues

The following letter was sent to state Sen. Simcha Felder, D-Brooklyn, who led the effort to compel the New York City Council to suspend a 5-cent fee on disposable shopping bags before it took... To view the full story, click the title link.

Russia, China veto UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in embattled Syrian city of Aleppo

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. Venezuela also voted against the text, while Angola abstained. The 11 other council members voted in favor. The vote marked the sixth time Russia has blocked a council resolution on Syria since […]

City official says nothing improper about his actions regarding contracts and donor

D.C. Council ends three days of closed door hearing into alleged political interference in contracting

Chicago City Council might ban autonomous cars - Roadshow

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Their reasoning, of course, involves thinking of the children.

City Council Member Says Trump Should Move To Florida Where The Weather's Nice

Elected officials have been loudly criticizing President-elect Trump and his family for costing the city about $1 million a day in security, a burden that would balloon to over $1 billion dollars should the Trumps continue to stay, at least part-time, at Trump Tower for his entire presidential term. Show More Summary

City Councilman ‘kindly asking’ Trump to get out of New York

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The head of the City Council transportation committee is telling President-elect Donald Trump to get out of town.

Council subcommittee approves $100 million Pier 40 air-rights deal

A deal to transfer $100 million of air rights—which would fund Pier 40 repairs and green-light a large development across the street—was granted by a key New York City Council... To view the full story, click the title link.

Council will examine construction deaths issue

Following the deaths of two construction workers last month, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and 17 members called for reforms to the city’s approach to construction... To view the full story, click the title link.

Video Of McDonald's McRib Lover Pleading To City Council To Bring Sandwich Back

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video from Thanksgiving Day 2015 of Zanthe Pajarillo pleading with the Santa Clarita, California city council to reach out to the area's McDonald's restaurant managers and urge them to bring the McRib back to their stores (last...Show More Summary

Los Angeles City Council member won't seek Becerra seat

Essential Politics: Legislative Democrats jump into immigration debate, state treasurer seeks help for pot businesses using cash Dec. 5, 2016, 8:55 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Legislative Democrats...

Airbnb refuses to hand over Austrian client data to taxman

Vienna city council officials are cracking down on the growing number of people who are offering accommodation on Internet platform Airbnb by demanding that the company hand over details of its clients.

TX: $468,000 Study Would Pave the Way for BRT in Waco

Waco City Council on Tuesday will consider paying a firm $468,000 for a feasibility study for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system that would cut bus travel times in half.

Glasgow and Equal Pay

I sent the following email to all MSPs and MPs with seats in the Glasgow City Council area earlier today including Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister. As I've said on the blog site before Glasgow is now the only major council is Scotland not to have reached a satisfactory agreement over its post-job evaluation pay arrangements. Show More Summary

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