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"A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why 'blocs' of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be 'beneficial' to assign housing by ethnic group."

"'How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?' Laurie Cumbo, who is black, said at a council hearing on public housing Thursday."Cumbo issued an apology, saying she only...Show More Summary

Thinking and Rethinking Nuclear Energy in Utah

In St. George Utah: City staff recommended that the City Council hold off on committing to a project by NuScale Power. Based out of Oregon, NuScale proposes to build compact nuclear reactors that would be housed in a power plant built near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Show More Summary

Monday Links: Jimmy Van Bramer, Protector of the Realm

4 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_71978" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image courtesy of Jimmy Van Bramer[/caption]   Jimmy Van Bramer, one of New York City’s most active council members, is due to submit a bill that will allow for community feedback on public art commissions. Show More Summary

Cinco de Mayo theme of Eastern Produce Council May Philadelphia meeting

Celebrating “Cinco de Mayo in Philadelphia,” the Eastern Produce Council is planning its May meeting at The City of Brotherly Love’s produce terminal market.

Councilman wants recycled concrete used for city streets

18 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A new City Council bill would mandate the use of recycled concrete in all new street construction projects.

City Council bill would put NYPD patrol guide on website

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A new City Council bill would require the NYPD to publish its official patrol guide on its website.

Let's Appreciate the Post's Coverage of City Council Races--While We Can

God love The Denver Post for actually factually covering Denver's city council races with a little bit of breadth and a little bit of depth. You can find a story here and there by other news entities, including the neighborhood newspapers. Show More Summary

Can This Utility Business Model Embrace Efficiency & Solar Without Sacrificing Revenue?

Originally published on RMI. By James Mandel, Ph.D., and Martha Campbell A few weeks ago the city council in Fort Collins, Colorado, unanimously voted to accelerate the city’s climate action goals to achieve an 80-percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Show More Summary

Watch Three City Council Members Admit What they Wouldn’t In 2013: Regulated Homeless Encampments Are a Good Thing

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jean Godden, Tom Rasmussen, and Sally Clark have changed their minds on homeless encampments. Next week, the city council is going to vote on a bill to legalize three new homeless encampments in the city. There is still one big question...Show More Summary

Charlotte and the property tax rereassessment

From the Charlotte Observer, explaining why the city is suddenly surprised that property tax base is taking a significant hit: Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor Ken Joyner told a Charlotte City Council committee that Pearson [Appraisal Services] had first examined property that appeared least problematic. Show More Summary

CenturyLink expands IPTV service in Denver

CenturyLink is moving forward with its plans to bring its Prism IPTV service to Denver residents after the City Council approved a 10-year video franchise agreement with the telco earlier this week.

“Judge: Democratic chairwoman took advantage of frail nursing home voters”

Gannett reports from NJ: In a rare move, a Superior Court judge this week threw out the November election results for a City Council seat, ordering a new election after finding that the city’s Democratic chairwoman took advantage of elderly … Continue reading ?

The Morning News: Godden and O'Brien Kick of Council Campaigns, and the House Ponders the Fate of Light Rail

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jean Godden is in—and Mayor Ed Murray is with her. Heidi Groover Did You Think City Council Member Jean Godden Was Going to Retire? Sorry, She Isn’t: Heidi Groover was at Godden's reelection campaign kickoff last night and reports the...Show More Summary

Irwindale Speedway out, outlet mall in

3 days agoVehicles / Cars :

Racing at Irwindale Speedway in 2010. Photo by Revolution Racing. On Wednesday, March 25, the Irwindale, California, city council unanimously approved a development project that will see the 16-year-old Irwindale Speedway plowed under for an outlet mall. The property’s owner, Lindom Inc., has owned the track since buying it from the previous owners, whose bankruptcy […]

An Important Homeless Encampments Decision Is Now In the Hands of Bruce Harrell and Sally Bagshaw

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The blue areas on this map show where three homeless encampments would be allowed under the mayor's proposal. Some on the council want to add in the yellow areas, too. (Click to enlarge.) A city council effort to allow homeless encampments...Show More Summary

New Delhi’s Smart City Transformation Has Begun; NDMC To Start 3D Mapping

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has announced that in order to make New Delhi a smart city, they will soon start 3D mapping of all places includes buildings, trees, roads and sewers. NDMC has already a budget surplus of Rs 27.2 crore,...Show More Summary

L.A. City Council candidate O'Grady backs Ramsay over Ryu in runoff

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Los Feliz nonprofit director Tomas O’Grady, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the race to represent a City Council district spanning from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile, threw his support Wednesday behind council aide Carolyn Ramsay.

Santa Monica City Council revises lease terms for airport tenants

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

In the wake of actor Harrison Ford's crash landing near Santa Monica Airport this month, the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday established new leasing policies for tenants of its embattled airport, but declined to discuss exhaust limits that were recommended for jet aircraft.

KS: City of Wichita to Purchase Nine Buses

March 25--The city of Wichita plans to purchase nine, 35-foot diesel buses for Wichita transit, according to city documents. The diesel buses are part of a transit replacement plan approved last year by the City Council with Hayward, Calif.-based Gillig Corp. Show More Summary

Texas Town Supports Forbidding Sharia Law Despite Plea From New Islamic Tribunal; Mayor Says Citizens Need To Respect US Law

After America's first ever Islamic tribunal was established in Irving, Texas earlier this year, the town's city council dealt the local Muslims a blow by passing a resolution in support of new state legislation that would forbid the implementation of any "foreign laws," including sharia.

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