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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The 2021 races for City Council remain more than a year away, but a coalition of union members gathered in Battery Park City on Sunday afternoon to announce their first slate of endorsements. The Road to...
    By MOHAMED IBRAHIM, Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Before he became Minneapolis' newest City Council member, Jamal Osman taught a mental health first aid course designed to help people in crisis. Among his students over 3 1/2 years: police officers. The work gave Osman a unique perspective in a city where many are...
    DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to force the city of Decatur to follow the results of a 2010 referendum in which a majority of voters backed the city adopting a city manager form of government. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon means that, at least...
    (CNN)An intersection in Minneapolis will now be named after George Floyd, following a unanimous city council vote Friday. The site where Floyd drew his last breath, at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, has since been transformed into a memorial site and maintained by volunteers. "The name is intended to honor George Perry...
    Cupertino is the latest city to approve a rainbow-colored crosswalk in support of the LGBTQ+ community, joining a list that includes San Jose and San Francisco. But Cupertino’s design will be more subtle than most, with a single rainbow stripe extending the length of the crosswalk and bordering traditional white diagonal lines. The council’s 4-1...
    As Alameda struggles with serious financial challenges, the island city needs ethical City Council members who put the good of residents ahead of their political loyalties to the powerful firefighters union. Amos White (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group) Voters in the Nov. 3 election should shore up the integrity of the council by electing Amos White,...
              The president of a Nashville-based center-right think tank said members of the Nashville Metro Council refuse to make the kinds of sacrifices that they ask their own constituents to make. Beacon Center President Justin Owen said as much in a column on the organization’s website. Owen said you...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Concerns over an uptick in violence and a decrease in the number of police officers on the street to combat, has residents calling for action from city leaders. Business owners in the third precinct are looking for help to stop the robberies and break-ins that are impacting their livelihoods. Third precinct inspector...
    (CNN)One after another, disgruntled North Dakotans took the podium at a city council meeting in Minot to air their grievances.At issue: the mayor's decision to raise the Pride flag at city hall a week earlier.One person recalled having to "embarrassingly" answer an elderly neighbor's question about "what the flag was up on their city court."...
    Portland landlords will be footing the bill for their tenants moving expenses through next spring if they raise rent by any amount, the city council decided. The new ordinance is effective immediately and will remain in effect through at least March 31. Portland landlords have had to pay for their tenants' moving costs...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An Oakland City Council task force is considering cutting the police department budget in half after their first meeting on Wednesday.The total budget of the department is $300 million which means that 44 percent of Oakland's general fund is spent on policing.In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an...
    The Minneapolis City Council is once again searching for a place to house officers working for the Third Police Precinct as the area endures a five-year high of shootings and increasing homicide numbers. A deal fell apart Wednesday between the city of Minneapolis and Imagine Express over a possible lease at 2633 Minnehaha Ave....
    The Minneapolis City Council approved naming a street after George Floyd on Friday, according to WCCO. The city council voted to call the street “George Perry Floyd Jr. Place,” WCCO reported. The street sign with Floyd’s name would be placed at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Street. Floyd died May 25 after Minneapolis...
              On the heels of the stunning revelations by Nashville journalist Dennis Ferrier that the Mayor John Cooper’s office suppressed the report of improving coronavirus case numbers, City Council Steve Glover appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com TUCKER CARLSON: Steve Glover...
    The Louisville Metro Council on Thursday passed a resolution declaring 'no confidence' in the mayor over his handling of the Breonna Taylor case and its aftermath. But members of the city council who supported the measure with a 22-4 vote stopped short of asking Mayor Greg Fischer to resign. Instead, the resolution offered the mayor...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis City Council has voted to a commemorative street name addition in honor of George Floyd. On Friday morning, the city council voted to call the stretch on Chicago Avenue, between 37th and 39th streets, “George Perry Floyd Jr Place”. Signage will be placed at the intersection of 38th...
    Minneapolis doesn’t have city elections this year. But many of the suburban communities outside it do. And questions about “defunding” the police have spilled over into many of those elections.   Candidates for suburban city council seats generally get asked similar questions, often about infrastructure and development in their communities. Come this election cycle, however, the...
    SAN LEANDRO (BCN) — A resolution condemning white nationalist and white supremacist hate groups and declaring support for classifying the Ku Klux Klan as a domestic terrorist organization under federal law was unanimously approved last week by the San Leandro City Council. The council action followed community requests for formal action to condemn white...
    SAN LEANDRO — In the wake of a San Leandro police officer getting criminally charged with fatally shooting a Black man inside a Walmart store, the City Council gathered for a workshop Monday to learn about racism and ways to start tackling it. The session featured presentations from representatives of the Hayward South Alameda County...
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Dustin Liston once served as an intern for the Iowa City Police Department. Now, he may soon lead it. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Iowa City Manager Geoff Fruin is recommending Liston, currently a lieutenant with the El Paso Police Department in Texas, to take the top job in...
    Officials in Walnut Creek, the economic center of Contra Costa County, are locally confronting two major national issues — the economic downfall from the coronavirus pandemic and the quest for more racially equitable treatment from law enforcement. Kurtis Reese (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) Voters in the Nov. 3 election will choose three City Council...
    The Louisville city council overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence resolution against Mayor Greg Fischer, citing his handling of the Breonna Taylor's death and the subsequent fallout. The council voted 22-4 on Thursday for the measure that expresses their discontent with the mayor, but does not call for his resignation. Metro Council President David James and Council...
    SAN ANTONIO – The city council sent another $24.1 million on Thursday to a widely used assistance program that has helped thousands of San Antonio residents pay their rent and other bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program has already received $52.5 million through two previous phases of funding - $50.9...
    SAN ANTONIO – By a 9-2 vote, the San Antonio City Council on Thursday passed a new funding plan to keep a popular Edwards Aquifer Protection Program going after the sales tax that has funded it since 2000 expires. The $100 million plan, which council was briefed on Sept. 10, would rely mostly on borrowing...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia City Council formally banned police from using certain modes of restraint on crime suspects Thursday, including kneeling on a suspect’s neck, and voted to open contract negotiations with the police union to the public. The contract bill passed by the council requires a public hearing to be held 30 days...
    The City Council of Philadelphia approved a resolution on Thursday pushing for Mayor Jim Kenney to declare gun violence a citywide emergency, after the measure was introduced last month. The resolution was originally proposed by Councilmember Jamie Gauthier and has since picked up 14 co-sponsors, according to Fox 29. Councilmembers reportedly asked for community outreach programs, educational...
    Two campaign team members for Republican Lacy Johnson, who is challenging Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), were shot Monday afternoon in Minneapolis, one fatally. Minnesota Public Radio reports that one 17-year-old and another team member were shot after being “approached on foot.” CBS 4 reports that the two were standing outside Super USA convenience store at the time,...
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa City Council has unanimously approved the first hate crimes ordinance for Oklahoma's second-largest city. The council approved the measure Wednesday, and Mayor G.T. Bynum said he supports it and will sign it into law. It's similar to an existing state hate crimes law, but includes four additional protected classes:...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio City Council passed a $2.9 billion budget Thursday that makes very few changes to the San Antonio Police Department, over the strong objection of activists. Despite anticipating lower revenues because of the COVID-19 pandemic, city staff say the budget, which is $4.4 million less than FY 2020, is balanced...
    Minneapolis residents are pleading with the city council to tour their neighborhoods in person after a spike in violent crime that has left some feeling as though they live in a “war zone.” Local Minneapolis news outlet, WCCO, went into Minneapolis neighborhoods directly affected by the recent uptick in gun violence and found that locals...
    Just two months after voting to defund the police, Minneapolis City Council members sounded the alarm over a surge in crime in the city. During a business meeting on Tuesday, members of the Council questioned police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the increase in crime, including daylight car jackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing. 'Residents...
    MINNEAPOLIS is seeing a huge spike in crime after the city’s council voted to dismantle the police force following the riots that followed George Floyd’s death in May. Members of the city council vented at a meeting on Tuesday about the uptick in crime, which KMSP-TV reports is at a five-year high. 7Crime has spiked...
    By Carly Wipf, San Jose Spotlight SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a measure slated for the November ballot that restores voting rights to formerly incarcerated individuals. If Proposition 17 is passed by the state’s voters, California will follow in the footsteps of 19 other states...
    Despite New Yorkers streaming out of the city because of COVID-19 and soaring crime rates, the City Council has decided to make residents pay more when they go to restaurants. Under a new bill passed Wednesday by the City Council, New York restaurants will be allowed to add up to a 10% charge onto customers’...
    SAN ANTONIO – City Council is expected to vote on the $2.9 billion FY 2021 budget during a meeting Thursday morning. The meeting is slated to begin at 9 a.m., but delays are possible. A livestream of the meeting will be placed in this article; if there is not a livestream available, check back at...
    CITY HALL — Concrete manufacturer Oremus Material never won over Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) on its plan to open a new plant at 2351 S. Loomis Ave. In the end, it didn’t need to. The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection issued a license over the weekend allowing the operation to get underway, despite Sigcho-Lopez’s...
    A Republican congressional candidate in Minnesota said Thursday that the Minneapolis City Council is to blame for the uptick in crime after dismantling the city's police department. “The hypocrisy and failure that we’re seeing from this City Council is astounding and deeply troubling,” Lacy Johnson told "Fox & Friends." Johnson, who is bidding to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia City Council is slated to vote on a police reform bill on Thursday. The bill would require public input and a hearing before the City of Philadelphia approves a new police contract. Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson introduced the bill and tells Eyewitness News she hopes it will create a more diverse...
    LAFAYETTE — Four candidates, representing a mix of civic officials and a well-known community activist, are running for three seats on the Lafayette City Council on the Nov. 3 ballot. The candidates are Lafayette City Council incumbent Cameron Burks; Carl Anduri, a former council member and mayor; Lafayette Planning Commission Vice Chairman Farschad Farzan; and...
    Those caught without wearing a mask in Berkeley, Calif., could be subject to a hefty fine. The City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night to impose a $100 fine on people who violate the city's mask mandate that was adopted in June to stem the spread of coronavirus. Code enforcement officers will be issuing those citations...
    The Minneapolis city council, which unanimously supported a pledge to abolish the police, is now asking, “Where are the police?” Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported that the city council met with Minneapolis’ head of police on Tuesday: “Just months after leading an effort that would have defunded the police department, City Council members at Tuesday’s work session...
    SAN ANTONIO – On the eve of the city council’s vote on the FY 2021 budget, proposed amendments to the $2.9 billion document would make small adjustments to areas like housing, health, and small businesses programs. However, the large-scale “de-funding” of the San Antonio Police Department activists have been calling for remains off the table....
    The Lynwood city council voted Tuesday to place City Manager Jose Ometeotl on paid administrative leave after he posted an Instagram photo of Malcom X, with the text “Chickens Come Home To Roost” over the image, in response to two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies getting ambushed by an armed assailant over the weekend. As...
    A group of Seattle residents are trying to recall a far left socialist member of the city council for her efforts in helping Black Lives Matter protests, and a judge decided on Wednesday that they could proceed. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is a self-proclaimed socialist who has called for the...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis City Council has passed $76 million in federal CARES Act COVID-19 Relief allocations. It's the third and final application of the funding and extends existing programs formed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office said Wednesday. It also funds the creation of several new initiatives. The allocations...
    SEATTLE (AP) — A King County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a recall petition seeking to remove Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant from office can proceed. Judge Jim Rogers found four of the six charges leveled against Sawant to be both specific enough and sufficient to permit the process to continue, The Seattle Times...
    Minneapolis City Council members, who just two months ago moved to eliminate the police department, sounded the alarm during a Wednesday meeting about a surge in crime seen by their constituents. Council members pressed police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that included daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing. “Residents...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Council voted Wednesday to return the toppled Christopher Columbus statue that once stood in Little Italy back to its original owners. The statue was torn down on the Fourth of July and partially thrown into the Inner Harbor. The Italian American Organizations United called for the city to give the statue...