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Over ACLU Objections, Seattle Moves Forward with Police Body Cameras

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Body cameras won't end police brutality. SPD Seattle is one step closer to equipping every police officer in the city with a body camera after the Seattle City Council voted today to spend more than $2 million buying the cameras and implementing a program to use them. Show More Summary

Mayor scraps Theater District air-rights plan

The de Blasio administration abruptly pulled its proposal to take a bigger cut of air-rights sales in the Theater District Monday after a rift with City Council members, who altered a key part of the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Glasgow and Equal Pay

I had a really good meeting with a group of Home Carers in Newlands last week to discuss the ongoing fight for equal pay with Labour-run Glasgow City Council. Here's a brief round-up of what was discussed on the day. Glasgow's Pay Arrangements...Show More Summary

Challengers aim to topple Councilman Mitch O'Farrell over development

Four years ago, Mitch O’Farrell was the political underdog as he ran for Los Angeles City Council, vastly outspent by a competitor with powerful backers such as the mayor, labor unions and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. O’Farrell ultimately triumphed after a bruising campaign laced with...

Analysis: Trayvon Martin's death still fuels a movement five years later

Exactly a month after Trayvon Martin was killed, his family gathered in a muggy back room at the civic center in Sanford, Florida. The city council was preparing for its first public meeting since the boy's death, and his family and their supporters wanted to pressure city leaders to step up and arrest the man who had fatally shot Martin. Show More Summary

Education center at E. Idaho zoo receives $500,000 donation

The Idaho Falls City Council has voted to accept a $500,000 donation to build an education center at the Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautpheus Park. The donation accepted by the … Click to Continue »

Glasgow and Equal Pay

GlasgowLive reports on the latest twists and turns in a long-running janitors dispute in Glasgow City Council. Now I don't know all the details involved, but what I do know is that the unions were as quiet as little church mice back in 2005 when the fight for equal pay was raging. Show More Summary

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017Dunwoody City Hall 41 Perimeter Center EastDunwoody, GA 30346Watch Live at 6:00 p.m. Agenda Update From State Representative Tom Taylor - HR 58 independent school systems.Update by DeKalb Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling. Show More Summary

From Measure H to Measure S and the city council to the school board, here are The Times' endorsements

The March 7 primary will test whether Los Angeles voters are still committed to fixing some of the city’s most difficult problems. In November, city voters overwhelmingly backed Measure HHH, a $1.2-billion bond measure to build housing for the homeless. Now, county voters have the opportunity to...

Incumbent Gil Cedillo faces a challenge in contest for his L.A. City Council seat

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo has every advantage in his reelection campaign — incumbency and an enormous fundraising advantage over his rivals. He’s got broad support from labor, business and Democratic leaders, plus a lengthy record representing the community where he was born. Yet Cedillo...

Glasgow MSPs and MPs

I've sent lots of tweets and emails to Glasgow MSPs and MPs recently keeping them up to date on the latest developments in the fight for equal pay with the Labour-run Glasgow City Council. Here's just one for information and to give readers some food for thought - so don't be shy about contacting your own local MSP/MP and asking for their support. Show More Summary

Wisconsin sheriff: Feds should bring charges against local officials in sanctuary cities

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

'You charge one mayor, one governor, one council president that adopts these laws, this stuff is going to end right away,' Milwaukee County...        

Kansas City minimum wage question on August ballot

Kansas City residents will vote in August on whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Kansas City Council agreed Thursday to comply with a Missouri … Click to Continue »

City Leaders Demand That ICE Stop Identifying Themselves As 'Police'

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, and City Council President Herb Wesson made the statement in a letter. [ more › ]

Armed with camera, Georgia woman fights for open government

When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the … Click to Continue »

Swedish politician: officials should have sex in lunchbreak

A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid lunchbreak. Per-Erik Muskos of the city council of Overtornea … Click to Continue »

Cleaning-Up Glasgow

Isn't it strange that when Frank McAveety was first elected as the Labour leader of Glasgow City Council back in 1998 he thought that 'cleaning-up' the council was a great idea. But now after scandals over equal pay, Arms Length Organisations...Show More Summary

Seagulls and Equal Pay

I enjoyed this article from The Conversation about the need to fight back against the dreaded urban menace of seagulls. Given my plans to stand as an independent Equal Pay candidate in the May local elections to Glasgow City Council, maybe I should add another string to my bow by campaigning against the dreaded seagull menace as well. Show More Summary

ARKANSAS: State Supreme Court Strikes Down LGBT Rights Law Opposed By Famous Christian Child Molester

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The local LGBT ordinance battled by former Family Research Council leader and incestuous child molester Josh Duggar has been struck down. Arkansas Online reports: The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city’s ordinanceShow More Summary

Portland council overturns exoneration of police officer

The Portland City Council has overturned the Police Bureau's decision to clear an officer who used force on a bicyclist in September 2014. The council, however, did not suggest Officer … Click to Continue »

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