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L.A. council candidate received, then swore off developer donations

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

At a forum Tuesday night in Hollywood, nearly a dozen candidates vying to replace termed-out Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge were asked a question: Will you accept campaign contributions from developers?

Los Angeles city council approves raising hotel worker wages to $15.37 per hour

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Los Angeles city leaders gave final approval on Wednesday to a measure that would increase the wages of workers at large hotels to $15.37 an hour, prompting a warning from hotel industry officials they might sue over the “living wage ordinance.” Mayor Eric Garcetti, who pledged last...

$15.37 minimum wage heads to Garcetti's desk as hotel group complains

As the Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Wednesday to a minimum wage increase for workers in large hotels, opponents of the measure reminded city officials they're not going down without a fight.

Florida town infamous for speed traps disbanding police force

11 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Move by Waldo City Council follows a revolt by 5 officers who said they were forced to meet an illegal ticket quota

Throw Away a Banana Peel, Pay a Fine in Seattle

13 hours agoNews : Reason

Composting is great, but should it be mandatory? The Seattle City Council thinks so. Last week all nine councilmembers decided that those who fail to put their banana peels in the right bin will pay a fine.   The penalty is $1 for individual...Show More Summary

Time to fix property taxes

As a mayoral candidate, Bill de Blasio spoke of correcting the inequities in property taxes. The City Council in April promised a commission to craft a reform. In July Mr. de Blasio's new finance... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York City Should Lead on Banning Credit Discrimination

Discrimination has no place in New York City. The City's Human Rights Law is one of the strongest bodies of civil rights law in the nation, and the City Council and Mayor have taken bold action to update it to address emerging forms of discrimination. Show More Summary

Pro-Emanuel PAC raises another $1 million

A political fund backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has added more than $1 million to its war chest to advocate for the mayor, his City Council allies and political positions he supports in the run-up to the 2015 city elections.

CO: Springs Council Members Board City Bus to Learn Riders' Wishes

Two Colorado Springs City Council members, the director of Mountain Metropolitan Transit and people hoping for restored funding for the bus line sat alongside a handful of regular riders as the large vehicle threaded through the city's core onto Cascade A

Complete Preview for the Arizona Coyotes' 2014-15 Season

In a decision that brought joy to approximately 14,000 people in the summer of 2013, the Glendale City Council decided by a 4-3 vote to approve an arena lease that kept the Phoenix Coyotes from leaving the desert for a new location.Show More Summary

CAIR Asks for Clarification Before NFL Announces Player Shouldn't Have Been Penalized for Muslim Prayer

After Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was penalized for "going to the ground" and engaging in an Islamic prayer after returning a Tom Brady interception for a touchdown on Monday Night Football, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) pressured the NFL to "clarify its policies" on "unsportsmanlike conduct" penalties. Show More Summary

Washougal City Council (WA) Votes to Have Invocation Prayers, but Not Without Silly Arguments from Both Sides

The Washougal City Council in Washington state just voted 4-3 to have religious invocations at their meetings, but it didn't happen without a furious debate. The dissenters aren't just a bunch of typical liberals, either:

Councilman whose election made history in tiny city of Vernon dies

The first council member to get elected in a competitive race since the Nixon presidency in the small city of Vernon — population about 100 — has died.

Transit Insight from Big Data

PSU Transportation Seminar When: Friday, October 3, 12-1 p.m. Where: Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU Speaker: Mohja L. Rhoads, South Bay Cities Council of Governments Topic: Using “big data” for...Show More Summary

How to kill hotel jobs in L.A.

Last week, members of the Los Angeles City Council voted to increase the minimum wage for hotel workers within the city to $15.37 per hour by next year. Why? You'd have to ask them.

Another Name in the Race for Seattle City Council's Distrcit 5: Pastor Sandy Brown

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy of Sandy Brown Sanford "Sandy" Brown: Cares about gun-control, homelessness, and North Seattle's sidewalk problem. Rumors were certainly circulating, but last week he made it official: Licton Springs resident and Methodist pastor...Show More Summary

Jerrod Carmichael vs. the L.A. City Council

Jerrod Carmichael vs. the L.A. City C... 3:15 Jerrod Carmichael finds a way to promote his upcoming HBO special airing on October 4th. Submitted by: chris_singel Regular Keywords: jerrod carmichael la city council meeting los angeles sidewalk alley hbo standup stand up special comedian comic october 4 october 4th love at the store the comedy store civic townhall Views: 73


By Katy Grimes, Watchdog Wire The liberal busybodies on the Berkeley City Council are weighing-in again on an issue that has nothing to do with their city: Gerawan Farming in Fresno is in their crosshairs again.

HI: Property Owners in Path of Train Given Runaround

Three urban Honolulu landowners, frustrated and confused about the lack of information on the project will eventually affect them, aired their concerns to the City Council Budget Committee Sept. 18.

Dunwoody City Council report from Terry Nall

Dunwoody Village Parkway Construction Update Public Works has advised that weather permitting, the final paving is scheduled to begin in early October and will last about a week. At that point, the heavy construction will be completed. Show More Summary

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