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Los Angeles effort to host 2024 Summer Olympics gets a boost ahead of City Council vote

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

A committee of the Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to support an effort to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, ahead of a deadline next month for U.S. Olympic organizers to decide on an American city to bid for the games. The U.S. Olympic Committee has turned to Los Angeles...

Los Angeles committee gives support to bid to host 2024 Olympics

3 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A committee of the Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to support an effort to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, ahead of a deadline next month for U.S. Olympic organizers to decide on an American city to bid for the games. Show More Summary

L.A. City Council again pushes pause button on Olympic bid commitment

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

A few weeks ago, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Los Angeles would bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

L.A. City Council backs state legislation regulating civilian drone use

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously endorsed proposed state legislation that would regulate civilians' use of drones, which have come under fire on such grounds as invasion of privacy and interfering with emergency responders.

It’s Time To Forgive Chick-fil-A

6 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Denver City Council’s decision to delay a deal for a Chick-fil-A at the city’s airport is misguided. Let the company go ahead: it has atoned for its past sins.

Denver corruptocrats’ Chick-Fil-A smokescreen

Denver corruptocrats’ Chick-Fil-A smokescreen by Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateCopyright 2015 Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver city council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all about: It’s a distraction, a feint, a mile-high smokescreen. Show More Summary

O’Brien Amendment Sidesteps HALA to Add Months to Small Projects

Image via Division Ave blog. Last week, after residents in his new council district protested a new live-work development in Ballard, city council member Mike O’Brien took the unusual step of slipping a new design review mandate into an otherwise standard-issue omnibus cleanup bill. The change O’Brien made would require design review–a process that can […]

Sneaky Sales Tax Increase to Be Decided by 1 Voter

A group of property owners got the Columbia City Council to create a Community Improvement District with zero voters in it so that they could pass a half-cent sales tax increase without getting the approval of any voters. But they didn't know that Jen Henderson, a 23-year-old college student, lives in a college's guest house in their new district. Show More Summary

Iceland names street after Darth Vader. It's called "Black-head."

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Reykjavík City Council has approved a citizen-led effort to rename a street Svarthöfði, translated as Blackhead, which is the Icelandic name for Darth Vader. Read the rest

Morning Digest: Business owners remove all voters from business district, but forget one college kid

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Leading Off: • Gerrymandering: Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore. Show More Summary

MDF President Added to Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

20 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

Salt Lake City, Utah: The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior announced today that Miles Moretti, president of the Mule Deer Foundation The post MDF President Added to Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

UberX, Lyft at LAX finally gets green light

Los Angeles International Airport will become the largest in the country to allow passenger pick-ups by ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft following a final vote of approval this week by the Los Angeles City Council. Uber still...Show More Summary

Denver Corruptocrats’ Chick-fil-A Smokescreen

Holier-than-thou liberals on the Denver city council are waging war on Chick-fil-A in the name of tolerance and diversity. Now, let me tell you what the squawking is really all

The Next Front in the War on Religious Freedom

yesterdayNews : Reason

Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the country's best fascists are on your local city council. Not long ago, Colorado became a leader in the fight against religious freedom, when its Civil Rights Commission, self-appointed ministers...Show More Summary

City analysts: Olympic Village may 'significantly exceed' cost estimate

On the eve of the L. A. City Council's first meetings to discuss the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, a new report from city analysts warns that a large athletes village near downtown "may significantly exceed" an estimated $1-billion price tag.

Business owners try to remove all voters from business district, but they forgot one college student

Map of the new Community Improvement District in Columbia, Missouri Normally gerrymandering in a medium-sized town that doesn't even pertain to city council elections would be too down-in-the-weeds, but this story from the Columbia Tribune is too funny to ignore. Show More Summary

How L.A.'s 20-year mobility plan could transform the roads around you

As Los Angeles planners continue to nudge the city toward a denser, more bicycle-, pedestrian- and mass transit-centric future, the City Council passed Mobility Plan 2035 earlier this month, charting a transportation course for the next 20 years.

Uber And Lyft Get Green Light At Los Angeles International Airport

"This agreement is a big win for passengers," wrote a City Council member, "by giving them more safe and convenient options to get home from the airport."

CA: Novato Bus Facility Redesign Moves Forward

Aug. 27--The Novato City Council on Tuesday signed off on controversial plans for a redesigned downtown transit center. Despite protests from many who attended a packed meeting in which at least 20 people spoke, council members voted 4-1,

L.A. City Council committee votes to ease penalties in homeless ordinance

A key Los Angeles City Council committee on Wednesday moved to soften a controversial new homeless sweeps law, voting to omit arrests and fines for people who refuse to give up their property or put it in storage.

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