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Sophie Hahn, Kate Harrison, and Adena Ishii speak to the public on July 17, 2024. Credit: Kelly Sullivan Berkeley’s three candidates for mayor — District 5 Councilmember Sophie Hahn, former District 4 Councilmember Kate Harrison and education and nonprofit consultant Adena Ishii — took questions on housing, race, policing, business and the environment at a […]

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City Council

City council moves Frito-Lay project forward, despite objections from neighbors | News | #citycouncil

Almost two dozen neighbors of what is expected to be a large Frito-Lay distribution center along Interstate 55 near the Chatham exit left a Springfield City Council meeting frustrated July 16. The council voted 6-3 in favor of zoning variances allowing the project to move forward. Voting in favor were Alds. Chuck Redpath of Ward […]

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Mayor of Athens: Greek tourism isn’t ‘viable’ for the economy

Summers in Athens are about historical sights like the Parthenon, colorful markets and plates of souvlakis. But lately, it’s gotten hard to cope with the number of people chasing those exact things.  Authorities in the Greek capital of Athens have lamented the city’s tipping into overtourism territory, making crowds unmanageable. To control that, the city […]

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City Council

City Council Legislation May Have Little Effect on Helicopter Noise | #citycouncil

In April we noted that the City Council was considering legislation that would ban unnecessary (tourist and charter) helicopter flights, including all such flights to or from the Downtown Heliport directly accross the East River from Brooklyn Heights, and the 34th Street (East Side) Heliport, which generate much traffic that passes above or near the Heights. Now, The […]

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Dearborn mayor, city win national climate award for public health efforts

The city of Dearborn was recognized for a 2024 Mayors Climate Protection Award at the U.S. Conference of Mayors for its work on public health and climate policy. Mayor Abdullah Hammoud was one of 13 mayors to be recognized for leadership in climate policy. Subscribe to the Detroit Evening Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, NPR.org or wherever […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas officials fear conservation district budget cuts, loss of accompanying federal funds • Arkansas Advocate

Maintaining natural resources at the local level is paramount to the mission of the conservation district located in every Arkansas county, and some involved officials are concerned the state’s highest-ranking leaders no longer see the value in these groups. Debbie Moreland, program coordinator for the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts, said she’s worried state officials […]

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City Council

Letters to the Editor — Dallas City Council, water supplies, STAAR results, knowledge | #citycouncil

What good governance requires Re: “Dallas Is Ready For a Great Leader — Introducing our series on the search for Dallas’ next city manager,” Sunday editorial. As you invite leaders to discuss Dallas readiness for a great leader, please include subject-matter experts on city council governance reforms that are needed to set up our next […]

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City Council

Preview of City Council Work Session on Flood Management, City Hall, & Golf Course | Local News | #citycouncil

{KXLG – Watertown, SD} The Watertown City Council will hold a work session on Monday, June 10th, 2024, at 2:00 PM in the Community Room of the Police Department. The work session aims to discuss upcoming agenda items for the June 17th City Council meeting. Typically, work sessions are just discussions in nature, but the […]

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City Council

Alexandria City Council candidates announce how they will tackle climate change | #citycouncil

Waterfront Park along the Potomac River in Alexandria, with National Harbor and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the background. (Staff photo by James Cullum) A majority of Alexandria’s Democrat candidates for City Council rank climate action high on their priority lists. A number of candidates recently expressed their opinions in a Faith Alliance for Climate […]

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