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Venice to trim 2024-25 reserves to hire more public safety personnel | #citycouncil

VENICE – Frustrated by a draft 2024-25 budget city staff brought to Thursday’s workshop did not include 15 new hires – including seven for Fire and EMS and five for Venice Police – the Venice City Council sent the document back for revisions. The council was presented with a proposed $177.9 million budget for the […]

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Providence, RI and Providence, Ky share a name and not much more

I wanted to know what was going on in town, so I called Providence City Hall and asked for the head guy. I got transferred to the mayor, who picked up the phone. But it wasn’t Brett Smiley. Because I was calling Providence, Kentucky. That’s as close to a same-named city as exists in America, […]

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Mansfield City Council approves tax agreement over schools’ objection | #citycouncil

Mansfield City Council has approved a tax incentive agreement over the objections of Stan Jefferson, superintendent for Mansfield City Schools. Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the agreement with Rylanda Real Estate Development and Adena Corp. after hearing a presentation from Tim Bowersock, the city’s economic development director. The $5 million project is expected […]

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Sayreville NJ mayor, residents trade barbs over meeting ordinance

SAYREVILLE – The Borough Council has passed an ordinance that will either “shut down the public” or “control the circus” by shortening the time that members of the public may speak at meetings. By a 4-1 vote at the June 17 meeting, the Borough Council voted to reduce the time members of the public can […]

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Gervais voters to decide fate of mayor, 3 councilors

This story will be updated after 8 p.m. when the first election returns are posted. Gervais residents are voting on whether to recall Mayor Annie Gilland and city councilors John Harvey, Michael Gregory and Robb Ladd. The petitioners to recall the four cite tens of thousands of dollars spent on attorneys and trying to change […]

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Voters in Gervais to decide whether to recall mayor, 3 councilors

The small community of Gervais has earned a reputation as a city divided. On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Annie Gilland, elected in 2020, and city councilors John Harvey, elected in 2022, Michael Gregory, who has been on the council for 28 years, and Robb Ladd, who was appointed last year. The […]

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Arkansas reverend comforts death row inmates in final moments

When the Rev. Jeff Hood entered Missouri’s execution chamber this past week, he saw something hauntingly out of the ordinary: himself. The window to the death chamber is one-way, meaning witnesses can see inmates but inmates cannot see who is watching them, Hood told USA TODAY, adding that every other execution he’s witnessed in other […]

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Harris beats Menjares in Lubbock City Council runoff | #citycouncil

Gordon Harris is set to be Lubbock’s next District 2 city councilman after a decisive victory in Saturday’s municipal runoff election. Harris had 57.69% of the 1,226 early votes cast compared to 41.1% for Anah Menjares with final but unofficial results in from the Lubbock County elections office. Harris and Menjares advanced to Saturday’s runoff […]

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McBrayer cruises to victory over Massengale in Lubbock mayor election

Mark McBrayer looked to be heading to an easy election night victory, taking a massive early voting lead over Steve Massengale in the Lubbock mayoral runoff election. McBrayer received 72.6% of the 13,259 early votes cast compared to Massengale’s 27.4%. Only early voting totals were available as of the time of this story. Polls closed […]

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Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson leaving post for Area Agency on Aging.

ONTARIO − Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson is stepping down from his position to join the Area Agency on Aging. His resignation is effective July 10. “I’ve enjoyed my 10 ½ years serving the citizens of Ontario. I’ve had a great working relationship with council since taking office,” he said in a news release. “As a team […]

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