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Fix for a Hated N.Y.C. Highway: How About an $11 Billion Tunnel?

The City Council wants to transform the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway by building a three-mile tunnel underneath Brooklyn.
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"[I]n San Francisco... a two-bedroom apartment of what passes for affordable housing costs around $750,000 just to build...."

"In San Francisco a construction worker earns around $90 an hour on average... Not taking into account the price of land, around one quarter of the cost of building affordable housing goes to government fees, permits and consulting companies.... For a building to be defined as affordable housing it typically obtains tax credits and subsidies. A single affordable housing project requires financing from an average of six different sources — federal, state and local agencies.... 'It literally took ...
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Activists Say New City Ordinance Will Push Homeless Into Sacramento Neighborhoods

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — If a new Sacramento city ordinance is approved Tuesday, homeless activists say it could open the floodgates and pour countless homeless individuals into neighborhoods. City officials say the ordinance is all about safety, saying those that camp along the American River are causing fire danger to communities. These fires are the result of damage city officials say is caused by the homeless. Officials say the homeless are destroying levees by digging trenches for their tents a...
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LA City Council honors pioneering Councilwoman Rita Walters

The Los Angeles City Council paid tribute on Friday, Feb. 21 to Rita Walters, the first black woman elected to the council, a longtime city library commissioner and a former teacher and member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Walters died Wednesday at age 89. Councilman Curren Price, who holds the 9th District seat once occupied by Walters, made the motion to adjourn Friday’s council meeting in honor of Walters. “During a time of great oppression for African-America...
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Pioneering former L.A. Councilwoman Rita Walters dies at 89

Rita Walters, the first black woman ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council and a former member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, died Thursday, Feb. 20, at age 89. Rita Walters, the first black woman elected to the Los Angeles City Council and a former member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, died today at age 89. Walters, a former teacher, served on the LAUSD board for more than a decade before being elected to the City Council, fi...
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Hot, hot, hot! 2019 breaks records. Plus, Ige seeks instate testing for coronavirus, convicted ex-police chief seeks leniency, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cooling off at Waikiki ©2020 All Hawaii News It’s official: 2019 was Honolulu’s hottest year on record. Oahu had a sweltering 2019. In fact, it was the island’s hottest year on record, NOAA has determined. Hawaii News Now.Mayor says 2019 was Oahu’s hottest year ever and shares heat index mapping results. Last year, Honolulu residents may remember hot, sweltering days, with numerous record high temperatures, as well a summer that seemed to last longer than usual. Honolulu Has Mapped Just ...
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A Town of Immigrant Farm Workers Says No to ICE Detention Centers

McFARLAND, Calif. -- As an immigrant in the country illegally, Maribel Ramirez does not officially have a say in the affairs of the small agricultural town in California's Central Valley that she has called home for 20 years.But late into the night Tuesday, she stood with hundreds of field workers and other residents outside McFarland's City Council chambers, a bullhorn in her hand. "No ICE! No GEO! We're farmworkers, not delinquents," they chanted in Spanish, led by Ramirez, 42.At i...
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For LA people living in cars, secured parking lot is nightly haven

Each morning, Jeanene Barnett wakes up at 4:30 a.m., heads to the gym and then drives to her job as a referral specialist at HealthNet. In the evening, she winds down, watches a movie on her cellphone and puts on her pajamas. Finally, she climbs into the backseat of her Kia Soul to sleep. Her 20-year-old son sleeps in the front seat. “It’s not comfortable,” she said, “and it hurts my back.” It’s been like this since she lost her Northridge home. The gym provides a place to shower, her workplace ...
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San Pedro, Wilmington temporary homeless shelters begin construction

On a freshly poured concrete slab that will soon shelter the homeless, Councilman Joe Buscaino, center, speaks to Kelvin Bryant and LaVerne Green, right, before the groundbreaking for a bridge homeless shelter in Wilmington on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Bryant and Green moved into the recently opened bridge shelter in Watts and are transitioning out to permanent housing. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Mayor Eric Garcetti and others speak at a groundbreaking for a bridge homeless sh...
Tags: Los Angeles, City, Sport, Green, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, CalTrans, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Beacon, San Pedro, Homeless Shelters, Lee, Watts

L.A. homeless agency debuts new way to track housing

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which oversees the region’s efforts to combat homelessness but has faced some questions over the speed and scope of its work, unveiled an operational strategy on Tuesday, Feb. 18, that it says will mirror responses to natural disasters. LAHSA interim executive director Heidi Marston said the Housing Central Command is an effort to revamp how city, county and federal agencies work together and increase the speed and effectiveness of getting homeless pe...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hud, Homeless, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Lee, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, East Los Angeles, Garcetti, Marston

LA CD12 City Council candidates grilled by students, audience at West Hills forum

As the March primary election approaches, candidates for Los Angeles City Council District 12 mapped out their visions during a lively forum at de Toledo High School in West Hills on Monday, Jan. 17. Candidates Loraine Lundquist, John Lee and Asaad Alnajjar during a candidates forum for the LA City Council District 12 seat at de Toledo High School in West Hills, Monday, February 17, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) John Lee, the incumbent and former Councilman Mit...
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LA makes it illegal to rent wild animals to parties for entertainment

The practice of supplying wild animals to house parties and other private events is set to become illegal, after the Los Angeles City Council approved a ban, Tuesday, Feb. 18, on using exotic and potentially dangerous animals for entertainment purposes. Circuses and abusive animal-training tactics have been banned in Los Angeles, but some companies that train or rent out animals were allowed to supply them to private events — such as a Hollywood Hills party that caught a councilman’s attention b...
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LA leaders to consider ban on use of wild animals at parties

The display of wild animals at house parties, and their use for other entertainment purposes, would be banned under a proposed law that could be approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday. While circuses featuring animals have been barred in Los Angeles, at the urging of animal rights activists, the exhibition of animals at house parties and other private events for entertainment is still allowed. Councilman David Ryu, who authored the ban being considered on Tuesday, Feb. 18, said the ...
Tags: Business, News, La, Animals, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Pacific, Los Angeles City Council, Flores, Foster, Rosie, Hollywood Hills

Sheldon Theatre (Red Wing MN) seeks Executive & Artistic Director

Seeking a visionary leader to advance the Sheldon’s mission to entertain, educate, and enlighten the community and its visitors through the transformative power of the performing arts in this beautiful Minnesota town on the Mississippi. Executive & Artistic Director, Sheldon Theatre The City of Red Wing and the Sheldon Theatre Board of Directors seek a visionary leader to advance the Sheldon’s mission to entertain, educate, and enlighten the community and its visitors through the ...
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Judge Rules Virginia City Can Relocate Its 176-Year-Old Slave Auction Block

(FREDERICKSBURG, Va.) — A judge has ruled that officials in a Virginia city have the authority to approve the removal of a 176-year-old slave auction block from a street corner. Circuit Court Judge Sarah Deneke’s ruling on Friday upheld the Fredericksburg City Council’s vote in favor of relocating the weathered stone to a local museum, The Free Lance-Star reported. A kiosk with information about the auction block will replace it, the newspaper said. It wasn’t immediately clear when city official...
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Minneapolis City Council approves $795,000 payment to family of Terrance Franklin in 2013 police shooting

"This was just a tragedy for everyone involved," City Council President Lisa Bender said after the vote.
Tags: City Council, Minneapolis City Council, Lisa Bender, Terrance Franklin

Denver Mayor Says Pit Bull Ban Will Stand

Mayor Michael B. Hancock said he would veto a measure passed by the City Council that would have repealed the city’s 30-year ban on pit bulls.
Tags: News, Dogs, City Council, Denver, Animal Abuse, Hancock, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Denver (Colo, Rights and Welfare, Michael B, City Councils, Michael B Hancock

Could you live in 350 square feet? Southland cities hope micro-housing can help tackle affordability

Dawn Davis knew what she was getting into. She showed up, months before, to measure the space. All 380 square feet of it. She planned where her bed would fit — in the corner by the window, with a small trunk at its foot. She imagined her loveseat sliding in close by, with a small room divider to separate the two. And she contemplated which of the things she’d carted along with her since she left her childhood home more than 30 years prior — from New Jersey to North Carolina to Ohio to Florida to...
Tags: Florida, News, South Park, California, Housing, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Davis, Long Beach, Tokyo, Ohio, City Council

Two Burger King locations get OK to reopen in Minneapolis

City Council's decision on Friday ends a monthslong debate over their drive-throughs.
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Tentative settlement reached between Minneapolis, family of Terrance Franklin in 2013 police shooting

Terms of the agreement haven't yet been made public. The City Council will discuss the matter at its meeting Friday, likely in a closed-door session.
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Amtrak is returning to Gulf Coast

Amtrak hasn’t visited the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina hit the area 15 years ago. Given the abundance of alternative transportation options like highways and cheap flights, Amtrak’s return to the area seemed unlikely. But City Council members in Mobile, Alabama, just voted for the return of the Sunset Limited — the train that once traveled along the Gulf Coast — and those who frequently traveled on the old route are sure to feel a bit nostalgic. The vote would bring back a portion of th...
Tags: Travel, Trains, Miami, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, City Council, Amtrak, Orlando, All, Mobile Alabama, Sunset Limited, New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi

United States: Changes To Signage And Seating In Privately Owned Public Spaces - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

The City Council recently adopted a zoning text amendment that updates public space signage and seating regulations at privately owned public spaces (POPS)
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Mayor Wheeler wants your feedback on his ‘Climate Emergency’ declaration

Time to make some hard choices about “fossil fuel infrastructure.” (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler released a draft version of his Climate Emergency Declaration (PDF) yesterday. The document sets new goals for carbon emission reduction and it issues a call-to-arms for actions to address climate change impacts with an emphasis on a just transition for “frontline communities” (which are defined as, “Black and Indigenous people, communities of color”.) Wheeler’s cover let...
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What the jury didn't hear, against SWAT raids for routine search warrants, bail explainers, courthouse architecture, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Margaret Moore, Rosa Jimenez, and what the jury didn't hear Weird comments from Travis County DA Margaret Moore on the Rosa Jimenez case in The Appeal: “There is an ultimate fact question that was resolved by the 12 men and women who actually saw all the evidence and heard opinion testimony,” Moore told The Appeal. “Everything after that is opinion by people who were not in that courtroom.” But here's the thing: The reason four ju...
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When Inglewood’s treasurer brought up city finances, the mayor cut off her mic

Inglewood Treasurer Wanda Brown was nine seconds over her allotted speaking time when Mayor James T. Butts Jr. ordered staff to cut her microphone. Tuesday marked the third week in a row that Brown, the city’s longest serving elected official, was stopped from expressing her concerns about the city’s fiscal health and its handling of a first-time home buyer’s program. “Madam treasurer, you’re out of order,” Butts said as Brown attempted to continue speaking. Brown packed up her paperwork and lef...
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Homeless man sues LAPD over ‘Crimebuster’ Facebook pages, claims harassment

A homeless man living on the streets of the San Fernando Valley is suing the Los Angeles Police  Department, accusing an officer of illegally towing his van and harassing him on Facebook by posting his location and personal history. Rex Schellenberg, an 81-year-old who has lived on sidewalks and out of vehicles for more than 30 years, said in the federal lawsuit filed Monday that a senior lead officer from the Topanga Division used the Facebook page to enlist residents to pinpoint his location a...
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Cab drivers push for LA to restore LAX curbside pickup

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service Taxi drivers flooded the hallways to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s City Hall office and the council chamber on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to demand the city allow cab drivers to resume curbside pickups of passengers at Los Angeles International Airport. Since the implementation of the LAX-it lot in October, which lumped taxi drivers into the same pickup area as ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber and prohibited them from terminal curbside pickups, cabbies said it has been ...
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Will Portland’s ‘Rose Lanes’ be safe for cycling? New research offers clues

More coming soon.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) How safe is it for bicycle riders to share a “transit only” lane with bus and streetcar operators? That’s a relevant question in Portland because the Rose Lane Project — a plan being considered by the City Council Thursday (2/13) — would see the implementation of just such an arrangement on local roads. And the answer is now a bit clearer thanks to new research from University of Pittsburgh, which found that bicycle users are safer in lanes the...
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Your guide to the competitive LA City Council race underway in sprawling District 4

Half of the 15-member Los Angeles City Council is up for grabs on March 3, with the sprawling District 4 quickly becoming one of the more competitive races on the primary ballot. Close to $1.5 million has been raised among the candidates, the highest total of any 2020 LA city race including city matching funds. District 4 stretches from Sherman Oaks and Toluca Lake into the Hollywood Hills, Silverlake, Echo Park, Central L.A. and parts of Koreatown. Each of the race’s three Democratic candidates...
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LA’s homelessness bureaucrats have failed for decades

You wouldn’t know it, but for the last 27 years, the city and county of Los Angeles have had a dedicated bureaucracy in charge of doing something about homelessness. So far, they’ve done a great job of watching it get worse. At last count, 60,000 people were homeless in L.A. County, a new record high. Los Angeles has the highest number of unsheltered homeless individuals of any city in the United States. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, also known as LAHSA, was created as a joint pow...
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