# City council
ALCO City Council to discuss UBI program
(Matt Cardy / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda City Council will consider proposals for a basic income program on May 17, which would put the county in step with San Francisco, Stockton, Oakland and dozens of other municipalities around the state that are moving to some form of basic income program.
Las Vegas City Council introduces new Fremont Street regulations and faces backlash
Fremont Street ExperienceImage by favoritesunfl from Pixabay. It seems like the Las Vegas City Council has stepped up to address the long-standing problems of the street performers on Fremont Street.
Healdsburg: Council member resigns due to 'housing instability,' 'hostile treatment'
Skylaer Palacios resigned her seat on the Healdsburg City Council on May 2.City of Healdsburg archive. A Healdsburg City Council member abruptly resigned Monday, citing "housing instability" and "hostile treatment" in her resignation letter.
Local council members to join reproductive rights rally at Foley Square on Tuesday
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (BROOKLYN, N.Y.) Following the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade on Monday, many New York City Council members are showing their support for women's reproductive rights by attending a rally Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Foley Square.
Council member Crystal Hudson holding Mother's Day luncheon Friday
(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) New York City Council member Crystal Hudson is hosting a Mother's Day celebration luncheon on Friday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The two-hour event, which starts at noon, will honor the mothers and women in the community with an afternoon of live music, awards and raffles from local businesses.
Council member Shahana Hanif introduces bill mandating universal composting program across NYC
(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) New York City Council member Shahana Hanif, who represents District 39 in Brooklyn, introduced legislation Thursday that would create a mandatory universal composting program throughout the city.
Orange Park Council considers regulating food trucks in residential areas
The Orange Park Town Council had its first discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting about developing an ordinance to regulate food trucks in residential areas. The council spent more than 30 minutes on the topic during the nearly two-hour meeting.
City Council Redistricting is Underway
District 5 Councilman Corey O'ConnorCourtesy of the office of Councilman Corey O'Connor. Pittsburgh residents elect their City Council members based on nine districts that are apportioned every 10 years in response to the United States census. That process is currently underway, with the City Council Reapportionment Advisory Committee using the 2020 census population data.
Baltimore looks to crackdown on vacant houses
(Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) Baltimore is trying to crackdown on its 15,000 vacant houses and the dangers associated with them. City Council President Nick Mosby introduced three bills on Monday, including one that would impose fees on the owner of vacant properties that are the subject of repeated 311 or 911 calls.
Lack of candidates leads Lone Tree to cancel election...again
Lone Tree has canceled nearly all its elections for city council seats in recent years due to a lack of candidates.By Jeffrey Beall - Own work, CC BY 3.0. [LONE TREE, CO] For the third time in the last six years, Lone Tree voters will not cast ballots in this year's May 3 city council election.
Alameda City Council Votes to Allow Rent Increases to Resume
At its March 1st meeting, City Council approved introducing an ordinance to end the rent-increase moratorium imposed in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Under the ordinance, rent increases will be allowed up to the current year’s Annual General Adjustment (AGA). Landlords will be able to give tenants 30 days’ notice of a rent increase as early as May 1st so that rent increases can begin on June 1st.
Hutton to Focus Expertise on Smaller Part of Sullivan County
The Bristol, Tennessee City Council voted Tuesday, February 22 to appoint Mark Hutton to fill the open seat serving the eastern district of Bristol. The seat was vacated by the resignation of Chad Keen. The unanimous vote to appoint Hutton will require Hutton to resign his current position as a Sullivan County Commissioner before he can be sworn in to the position.
Boulder considers raising climate tax on businesses, lowering for households
The Flatirons just outside of Boulder.Richard Schneider/Flickr. (Boulder, Colo.) Boulder's mayor and at least two other City Council members have shown initial support for raising the city's climate tax on businesses while lowering it for residents.
The Salt Lake City Council Swearing In Was Historic
Salt Lake City and County BuildingImage is author's. The swearing in ceremony of the new City Council of Salt Lake City, Utah, who were elected or reelected, was historic in that the council now has a majority of members who are people of color or who identify as LGBTQ.
Alameda City Council Considers How to Increase R-1 Zoning Density
At its January 4th meeting, Alameda City Council considered a Planning Board recommendation to amend the City’s municipal code to comply with Senate Bill 9 (SB9) requirements for single-family residential (R-1) zones. SB9 grants by-right approval of duplexes and lot splits in R-1 zones if they meet specific criteria.
City Council to Consider Whether to Increase R-1 Zoning Density Significantly
A former single-family residence converted to a duplex in AlamedaKarin Jensen. At its January 4th, 7 pm meeting, Alameda City Council will consider a Planning Board recommendation to amend the city’s municipal code to comply with and exceed Senate Bill 9 (SB9) requirements to increase density in single-family residential (R-1) zones. SB9 grants by-right approval of duplexes and lot splits in R-1 zones if they meet specific criteria.
Alameda City Council Extends Slow Streets For At Least One More Year
On December 21st, Alameda City Council voted to extend the City’s Slow Streets program for 18 months or until the City’s Active Transportation Plan (the "Plan") is complete, whichever comes sooner. The City anticipates completing the Plan in about one year's time. The Slow Streets Program comprises sections of Orion Street, and Pacific, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Versailles Avenues.