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Month: September 2022

Mayor

City Council members offer modest initial changes to mayor’s capital budget

Dean Mosiman | Wisconsin State Journal City Council members offered modest initial changes — and no new funds to close a financing gap for the Madison Public Market — to Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s proposed, record $368.4 million capital budget for 2023. The initial set of 10 amendments to be considered by the city’s Finance Committee […]

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Alaska

The Sunday Minefield – September 25, 2022 | #alaska | #politics

Fall is definitely in the air. The November 8 general election is just over six weeks away. The big political news this week is a judge ruled that Representative David Eastman (R – Wasilla) may be ineligible to hold public office based on an anti-communism clause from the Alaska Constitution that likely violates the First […]

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City Council

Denver City Council to consider rezoning requests | News | #citycouncil

The Denver City Council on Monday will hold three public hearings covering property rezoning in districts 6 and 10.  The first two hearings cover requests to rezone two properties as single-unit homes with accessory units. The third hearing is a request to rezone a mixed-use, three-story building to a mixed-use, five-story building with a focus […]

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Mayor of northwest Georgia town dies in motocross wreck

WHITE, Ga. (AP) — A mayor of a northwest Georgia town died in a motocross wreck on Saturday. Perry Bell, mayor of the Bartow County town of White, died from blunt force trauma to the chest, The Daily Tribune News of Cartersville reported. Murray County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Sosebee said Bell, 54, wrecked and was […]

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Arkansas

Northeast Arkansas fall festival sees best turnout yet

MONETTE, Ark. (KAIT) – A Main Street in Northeast Arkansas was filled to the brim with festival-goers on Saturday. Monette’s Fall Festival always draws a crowd, but this year’s festival filled Main Street to the brim with hundreds of people enjoying festivities and anticipating bands taking the stage. The festival had many things to enjoy […]

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City Council

Growth drives need for big ideas about local government | #citycouncil

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — It’s difficult to talk to Joe Kirby for long without the conversation turning to government. Specifically, the idea that the way things are structured in South Dakota doesn’t always work for the state’s largest city. Joe, as many will recall, was one of the architects of the push for Sioux Falls […]

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Syracuse Mayor Walsh speaks on immigration reform

The recent moving of migrants by Republican lawmakers to Martha’s Vineyard and Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence is opening up the topic about immigration reform here in the U.S. Localities with large immigration populations are speaking out about what could be coming next. “Anytime we have refugees coming into this country, we want to make […]

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California

What Bill Drafting Guidance Do We Have from the California Government Code?

When drafting legislation in California, there are several sources of guidance in drafting bills and other forms of legislation (resolutions and constitutional amendments). The second source is the California Government Code. What legislation drafting guidance is contained in the state Government Code? Enacting Clause Government Code Section 9501.5 provides the following: “The enacting clause of […]

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City Council

Canceled community meeting in Schenectady causes fresh controversy | #citycouncil

SCHENECTADY — Bringing City Council meetings to the city’s neighborhoods has been an objective this year for several lawmakers, a move proponents contend would boost responsiveness and engagement. But the first in a series of town hall-style meetings originally scheduled for Friday evening was abruptly postponed hours beforehand, prompting a fresh round of infighting among […]

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Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams needs to reward competence, now that Frank Carone is exiting

Frank Carone is leaving as Mayor Eric Adams’ chief of staff at the end of December — a move that should prompt the mayor to start upping his staff’s game now. In his rookie year, Adams’ agenda in Albany stalled on multiple key fronts. Above all, the Legislature refused to make real criminal-justice fixes, badly […]

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