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#AM_Equality Tipsheet: September 20, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, ALA., FAST-TRACKS PRO-LGBTQ CITY ORDINANCES: The City Council recently passed a resolution setting a public hearing for Tuesday, September 26, on two pro-LGBTQ ordinances -- a city contractor non-discrimination ordinance, and an ordinance protecting citizens from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. Show More Summary


DON’T LET THE LAW STAND IN THE WAY OF CAPITULATING TO MASS HYSTERIA: Dallas: City Bent Contract Rules to Remove Lee Statue From Park. Just after the Dallas City Council voted Sept. 6 to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from a public park, a crane and work crew appeared to take it down. […]

Redondo Beach halts mixed-use developments for 10 months amid residents' backlash

The Redondo Beach City Council has placed a nearly one-year moratorium on mixed-use development, a move that comes amid a statewide housing shortage driving up rents and home prices. The 10-month ban, which passed unanimously Tuesday evening, puts a brake on projects that combine retail and office...

Melbourne City Council Wants Planning Minister to Control Pricing for Proposed West Gate Tunnel

This is a Subscribers-Only area. If you are a subscriber, please login. If not... Become a Subscriber Today » Please login below for access: Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Reset Password The post Melbourne City Council Wants Planning Minister to Control Pricing for Proposed West Gate Tunnel appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Coming Clean in Glasgow

In the days ahead I plan to publish details about the pay of Glasgow City Council's 'comparator' and 'claimant' jobs - both before and after the introduction of the WPBR in 2007. The purpose of this exercise is to highlight just howShow More Summary

First Minister and Equal Pay

A number of Home Carers have ben in touch to suggest launching a petition to help persuade Glasgow City Council to get its finger out over equal pay. If you ask me, the current crop of senior officials are in this up to their necks and...Show More Summary

Glasgow - Equal Pay Update

GMB members Glasgow must be wondering if history is repeating itself over the terrible mishandling of their equal pay claims against the City Council. Because the issue of the GMB restricting its members claims to only three years first...Show More Summary

Donor of $10 million to have name put on hedges of Rose Bowl field

A Rose Bowl by any other name would keep college football’s most iconic venue viable for decades to come. The Pasadena City Council has unanimously approved a proposal to put the name of a prominent UCLA alumnus on the hedges that surround the Rose Bowl field after Richard “Tod” Spieker agreed...

Council meeting to discuss annexation pushed back to November

The proposed annexation of the remaining unincorporated county islands to city control is getting delayed, again. A City Council meeting to discuss the possibility of 1,300 residents living in six county neighborhoods becoming residents of La Habra is now tentatively scheduled for Nov. 6, said Rob Ferrier, assistant to the city manager. “We want to […]

Orange planning standards to keep its 350 Eichler homes preserved

The residents in Orange’s three historic Eichler tracts will soon have a chance to offer input on the rules that will protect and preserve their historic homes. The City Council recently approved an up to $70,000 contract with architecture and planning firm Page & Turnbull to develop design standards ensuring the historic style of Orange’s […]

Animal-Abusing Circuses, Count Your Days—Another City Passes Ban

When a ban on wild-animal acts came to a vote in Portland, Maine, every single city council member did right by animals. The post Animal-Abusing Circuses, Count Your Days—Another City Passes Ban appeared first on PETA.

Huntington Beach council delays approval of General Plan for future years

HUNTINGTON BEACH The process of creating a 25-year update to the city’s General Plan began in March 2014. So what’s a couple of weeks more? On Monday, Sept. 18, at the suggestion of Councilman Erik Peterson, the City Council voted unanimously to delay a decision on the document for two weeks to allow the city […]

North Carolina city council replaces prayer before meeting

A North Carolina city council has temporarily ended the practice of opening its meetings with a prayer. Local media sources report Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts told the audience at Monday's … Click to Continue »

Congressional members, leaders arrested in Trump Tower protest demanding clean DREAM Act vote

A group of ten protesters—including Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva,  Illinois Congressman  Luis Gutiérrez, New York Congressman Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito—were among the immigrant...Show More Summary

Speeding past critics, council plans to finalize new construction-safety bill a day after unveiling it

Just one day after modifying a construction safety bill that faces a diverse group of opponents, the City Council appears ready to finalize the legislation Tuesday night. The new bill still requires... To view the full story, click the title link.

Birmingham, Alabama Fast-tracks Pro-LGBTQ Ordinances

On September 13, the Birmingham, Alabama, City Council passed a resolution setting a public hearing for Tuesday, September 26, on two pro-LGBTQ ordinances. One is a city contractor non-discrimination ordinance. The other is a full ordinance...Show More Summary

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Among Arrestees At Trump Tower DACA Action

Protesters, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York Congressman Adriano Espaillat, were arrested outside of Trump Tower in Midtown on Tuesday. While President Donald Trump participated in United Nations events...Show More Summary

San Diego rejects televangelist's plan for huge religious retreat in Mission Valley

Longstanding plans by San Diego televangelist Morris Cerullo to transform an aging Mission Valley hotel into a $160-million religious-themed retreat and conference center failed to win support from the San Diego City Council on Monday after some members raised concerns about the potential for increased...

Breaking News!

A group of Home Carers from Glasgow got in touch with me last week to suggest that we find a way of enlisting the support of Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in the fight for equal pay in Glasgow City Council. "Now that's a good idea", I said to myself at the time. Show More Summary

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