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City Council to discuss FY2024-25 budget at April 15 workshop | #citycouncil

The City Council will build on study sessions that began last month and formally initiate discussion of the FY2024-2025 City budget on Monday, April 15 at a special workshop before their regularly scheduled meeting. City Council Budget WorkshopMonday, April 15, 4:30 p.m – 6 p.m.City of Piedmont Emergency Operations Center, 403 Highland Avenue At the […]

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California

California Can’t Account For All $24 Billion Spent On Homeless Crisis, Audit Finds

California spent $24 billion on the state’s homeless crisis over the past five years, but it did not consistently track whether the enormous amount of spending was making a dent in the problem, a state audit has found. The audit released Tuesday found California “lacks current information on the ongoing costs and outcomes of its […]

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California

– CalMatters CA wildfire victims would get break on solar panel law in new bill

In summary A California Republican’s bill would exempt low and middle income wildfire victims from solar panels requirements on rebuilt homes that didn’t have them when they burned down. Hundreds of homes in Joe Patterson’s Northern California Assembly district burned to the ground in the Caldor Fire. In the three years since that devastating summer, […]

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California

Why the California Journalism Preservation Act is putting support of the news ecosystem at risk

A pending bill in the California state legislature, the California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA), would create a “link tax” that would require Google to pay for simply connecting Californians to news articles. We have long said that this is the wrong approach to supporting journalism. If passed, CJPA may result in significant changes to the […]

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California

Google will reduce some users access to California news sites

FILE – A cursor moves over Google’s search engine page on Aug. 28, 2018, in Portland, Ore. The company built on quickly finding answers to people’s questions suddenly finds itself grappling for a response to a form of artificial intelligence that long-time rival Microsoft is now deploying to attack its dominant search engine. Microsoft’s assault […]

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City Council

Akeley City Council looking into fire district rate increases – Park Rapids Enterprise | #citycouncil

Akeley Mayor Brian Hitchcock suggested the city check with their attorney about the procedure for approving rate increases for the Eastern Hubbard County Fire District (EHCFD). According to information presented at the Akeley City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 10, the department approved raising rates on April 1, including raising the fee for a fire […]

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Alaska

Alaska Legislature establishes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month | Politics | #alaska | #politics

The Alaska Legislature voted Wednesday to permanently establish March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. “Permanently designating each March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Alaska will increase public awareness about the dangers of brain injuries and, potentially, help prevent future brain injuries among Alaskans,” Sen. Löki Gale Tobin said in her sponsor statement of Senate […]

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City Council

News Flash • Lynchburg City Council to Conduct Public Hearin | #citycouncil

On Tuesday, April 16, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Lynchburg City Council will conduct the following public hearings in this order in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 900 Church Street: Agenda Item #1: FY 2025 Water Resources Rate Study Agenda Item #2: FY 2025 Proposed Budget The purpose of these hearings is to receive feedback and […]

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California

Labor group says California $20 min wage ‘just the beginning’ vows to extend to all sectors despite layoffs

US News By Labor group demands California’s $20 minimum wage for fast food workers extend to all sectors, Fox Business Published April 12, 2024, 10:09 a.m. ET A fair wage advocacy group is demanding that California’s new $20 minimum wage law for fast food workers be extended to all sectors to help working-class people who […]

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California

Builders may challenge California’s development ‘impact fees,’ Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that developers and home builders in California may challenge the fees commonly imposed by cities and counties to pay for new roads, schools, sewers and other public improvements. The justices said these “impact fees” may be unconstitutional if builders and developers are forced to pay an unfair share of the […]

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