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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s staff, expenses nearly triple : Investigative Post

Since taking office in 2006, Mayor Byron Brown’s executive staff and communications team has nearly tripled in size and cost to taxpayers. He added jobs even while using city reserves and federal pandemic aid to balance budgets. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. Photo by Garrett Looker. When Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown prepared his first city budget, […]

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown continues to fundraise : Investigative Post

There’s speculation in City Hall that Brown’s planning an early exit for a new job he’s lining up, yet he’s raising money like a candidate looking to fund a campaign. News and analysis by Geoff Kelly, Investigative Post’s political reporter Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has a fundraiser today at the Diamond Hawk golf course in […]

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San Francisco mayor says Biden should stay in the race

With anxieties about President Joe Biden’s candidacy riding high, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in an interview Wednesday that—in contrast to some leading Democrats—she wholeheartedly supports the president remaining on the ticket.  “He’s still very fired up and ready to take on Donald Trump,” Breed told The Standard. “We need someone in the office […]

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Huntington City Council to meet Monday, July 8, 2024 | News | #citycouncil

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San Francisco Republicans back Farrell, Lurie in mayor’s race

For Bill Jackson, a Republican education consultant in San Francisco, voting for a moderate Democrat has become his go-to compromise in local elections. “Really, what we want is a Republican mayor,” Jackson said. “But we don’t have a realistic candidate.” Jackson isn’t alone. In the deep blue San Francisco where 64% of registered voters are […]

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Karen Bass is mayor of the city of the eternal future

The mayor of Los Angeles was exhausted. It was just after 8 p.m. on a relatively ordinary Thursday in November, meaning Karen Bass had talked virtually with Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), dropped in on an elder turning 100, met with a group of nonprofit leaders in Inglewood, participated in Metro’s Executive Management Committee and brought […]

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Mayor London Breed cuts program launched to protect Asian seniors

“The program serves areas impacted by drugs and violence in areas of the city where tourists don’t go,” she said about the CAP, which doubles as a workforce development initiative. Unlike Urban Alchemy or the Welcome Ambassadors, both nonprofits that serve highly trafficked and tourist-heavy districts, the ambassador program serves many of the city’s less […]

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The criminal justice system in SF is badly broken, and the mayor’s budget doesn’t help

The Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee heard from various parts of the criminal justice system Friday, and we learned several things: There will be no Sheriff’s Department civilian oversight for the next two years at least. The courts, the jails, and Public Defender’s Office are understaffed, and the sheriff has no clear plan […]

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New poll predicts new mayor for San Francisco

“San Franciscans want an effective, experienced leader as their next mayor who can help get our city back on track,” Farrell said in a statement. “I understand the challenges our city faces and have the vision and bold policies to create a safer, clearer, and stronger San Francisco.” A ranked-choice contest allows San Francisco voters […]

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Laredo mayor calls special meeting to address water woes

De La Cruz files legislation to withhold funding from Mexico for failing to pay its water debt McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — The mayor of Laredo is demanding more information on resources, costs and planning for a potential water shortage, while the congressman from McAllen woman has proposed withholding funding from Mexico for failing to […]

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