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Peggy Stevenson dies at 90; councilwoman helped revitalize Hollywood

Peggy Stevenson, who spent 10 years on the Los Angeles City Council beginning in 1975, representing Hollywood and other areas, died Oct. 16 at an assisted-living facility in Fountain Valley. She was 90.

Bible-thumping Alabama chief justice attacks ‘foolish’ city for allowing non-Christian prayers

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Christian Post reports that Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore called Huntsville’s decision to allow secular invocations at city council meetings “foolish.” “We’re having prayers [by] atheists? We’re having Wiccans say prayers? How foolish can we...

Voters ban red light cameras; city councils sue voters to bring them back

In November, voters in St. Charles County, Missouri, banned red light cameras with a 73 percent majority — but city council members of several towns within the county are now suing to bring them back. "They're suing their own residents," said St. Show More Summary

Birmingham’s Grooming Injunctions: what does the judgment say?

Using the inherent jurisdiction against Child Sexual Exploitation: Birmingham City Council v Riaz & Ors, 15 December 2014, read judgment As prefigured on this Blog here, Keehan J has handed down a public Judgment  explaining how he used the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court to make novel and far-reaching Orders against ten men. The inherent jurisdiction is […]

City Council urges protesters to temporarily cease

City Council members urged protesters on Tuesday to temporarily halt demonstrations against police violence.

'Ten Commandments Judge' Calls City 'Foolish' for Having Atheist, Wiccan Prayers at Council Meetings

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court recently stated that a city that allowed atheist and Wiccan invocations at their council meetings was "foolish" for doing so.

Everton vs Liverpool: Row Over Merseyside Derby Time

3 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Liverpool City Council has threatened to take legal action if the Premier League refuse a request to change the kick-off time of February's Merseyside derby. The match at Goodison Park is scheduled to take place at 5.30pm on Saturday February … Continue reading ?

La Cañada Flintridge council OKs film regulations

Fourteen months of negotiations among residents, movie executives and weary public officials ended Monday when the La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved new regulations governing filming in the city.

Dig more on pay for L.A.'s injured city workers

To the editor: What a depressing article about the impotence of the Los Angeles City Council to deal with municipal employees on disability leave who make more money sitting at home than working. Some of the claims cited in the article are suspect. ("L.A. to review 'flawed and expensive'...

Why the Mayor Wants to Crack Down on Pot Delivery Services

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

robert ullman The news came during the final minutes of a two-hour city council meeting, after most people had trickled out of the room. A handful of PowerPoint slides made it plain: Mayor Ed Murray is going after marijuana. Apparently,...Show More Summary

Former Alderman Bernard Stone Dies At Age 87

The colorful former 50th Ward alderman served nearly 40 years in City Council. [ more › ]

GLL Belfast Leisure Centre Takeover

4 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

So Belfast City Council’s “outsourcing” (I love the Orwellian newspeak of this phrase) of its leisure facilities has been in the pipeline for quite a while, but the official hand over of our leisure centres to Greenwich Leisure Ltd (a..err… “charitable social enterprise for all the community”) happens on 1st January. BBC today is more...

Video Editorial: Get With "the Process," Kshama

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some words of advice for Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant. (Sources: Nov. 19 arrest; vote against the budget; tunnel talk; the Suncadia retreat; redevelopment of South Lake Union; campaign finance reform; Rasmussen fund raising;...Show More Summary

Missing the Point

Kevin McKenna, writing in The Observer, completely misses the point about low pay when he praises the actions of Glasgow City Council in relation to the 'living wage'. Because the truth is that if Glasgow, along with other Scottish councils,...Show More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (12-21-2014)

Quote of the Day The two officers [Wenjin Liu & Rafael Ramos] were pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital, where their colleagues and family members huddled tearfully. City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio were less than welcome...

An Atheist Delivers an Invocation in Pennsylvania, Eliciting Gasps from the Crowd

This past July, atheist Tracy Jones delivered the invocation address at a meeting of the Chester City Council (in Pennsylvania).In a video of that speech, which was just brought to my attention, Jones spoke about how "the fact that we have a prayer before we have these meetings, I find it uncalled for," to audible gasps from the audience:

The Best of Slog: What If We Screened The Interview in the Tunnel Below Pioneer Square?

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Bertha Saga Continues: The week began with the City Council grilling WSDOT about Bertha and Pioneer Square sinkage. Here's what we learned. Dominic Holden returned to Slog to tell us to stop with the tunnel while we're only slightly behind. Show More Summary

Editorial: NYCHA's true owners

The chairman of the City Council Public Housing Committee says he knows who’s responsible for leaving public housing decrepit and dangerous

Anti-Gay Pastors Launch Effort To Repeal LGBT Non-discrimination Ordinance In Plano, Texas

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last week we reported a Houston-based anti-LGBT group planned a petition drive to repeal a non-discrimination ordinance passed by the Plano City Council earlier this month. Now, opponents of the ordinance have launched a website, PlanoEqualRights.com, dedicated to gathering signatures...

Will Pro-Life Organizations Be Forced to Pay for Abortion?

A recent District of Columbia city council act treats abortion and “reproductive health care decision[s]” as a protected status, one that apparently trumps the protected status of “religion.”

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