# City council
Juan Antonio Banales Appointed Pittsburg Mayor
The Selection of Juan Antonio Banales as the Next Mayor of Pittsburg. Juan Antonio Banales has been appointed as the new Mayor of Pittsburg, following his previous role as Vice Mayor. He has been an active member of the City Council since his first election in 2016 and was re-elected in 2020. In addition, he has also served on the Delta Diablo Board of Directors, representing Pittsburg in his capacity as a City Council member. Banales' extensive involvement within the community and his prior experience as Vice Mayor make him a strong candidate for the role of Mayor.
Trump Endorsed at City Meeting by Unanimous Vote; Gets Avenue, Too
Disclaimer: This article was written for informational purposes only. It's official. In Florida, often known as Trump Country, one city council has not only voted to rename an avenue "Donald J. Trump Avenue" but endorsed him as our next president.
Charlotte City Council to swear in new members
The Charlotte City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. 4th Street. The purpose of the meeting is to swear in new council members after elections on Nov. 7.
New Steakhouse Coming, If City Council Approves
What’s in a restaurant's name? Does it tell you everything you need to know about the food, the establishment, and the mindset of ownership? Does it tell you about the family behind the business or the history of what is being prepared? Or is it simply a random name slapped onto a building? Every restaurant owner has a slightly different approach to the naming practice. Traditional names tend to come from family-owned establishments, while the names used to sell an experience often come from investment firms. And if plans are approved in Scottsdale, an out-of-state investment firm will have a new steakhouse opening in Old Town.
Minneapolis City Council Proposes Amendments to $1.8 Billion Budget
In recent news, members of the Minneapolis City Council have unveiled a series of proposed changes to the city’s $1.8 billion budget, originally put forth by Mayor Jacob Frey. These proposed amendments cover a wide range of topics, including public safety, neighborhood development, and staffing for the council itself. Let’s take a closer look at the key points from this development.
Southwest Philadelphia Residents Resist City's Effort to Take Down Palestinian Memorial
In Southwest Philadelphia, a contentious debate has erupted as residents vehemently oppose the city's proposal to dismantle a memorial dedicated to Palestinians amid the ongoing Middle East conflict.
Los Angeles City Council to Vote on Responsible Hotel Ordinance
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote on Tuesday on the Responsible Hotel Ordinance, a proposed law aimed at balancing hotel development with housing preservation. The ordinance, a collaborative effort by Council President Paul Krekorian, the Unite Here Local 11 hospitality workers union, and hotel industry representatives, is designed to replace a labor union-sponsored ballot initiative scheduled for the March 2024 ballot.
Firework ordinance stopped short of another amendment
NORFOLK - Norfolk’s firework ordinance was almost amended again after an amendment to the original amendment was proposed. At the Norfolk City Council meeting Monday night, the councilmen considered second reading of the amended ordinance to ten days of sale from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. with no change on the fourth.
Chester - New Group Seeks to Dissolve City Council
Halloween trick-or-treating is celebrated in one main area in Chester - on York Street. On October 31, 2023, new signs popped up all over York Street in downtown Chester, SC. The signs are black and white, and they feature a graphic of families holding hands with the slogan, "IT'S TIME TO THRIVE! Not just survive.".
South Charleston council shows interest in new turn lane, stoplight on US Route 60 in Spring Hill
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The South Charleston City Council approved a resolution showing support for a turn lane and stoplight on a westbound section of MacCorkle Avenue on Thursday.
Debating the Presence of Dollar Stores in Detroit: A City Councilwoman’s Request
In recent news, Detroit City Councilwoman Angela Whitfield-Calloway has taken a bold stance against dollar stores in the city. Her request for a temporary prohibition on dollar stores has sparked a debate about their role in the community and their impact on local businesses. Let’s delve into the details of this issue.
The City of Montgomery (Alabama) Selects PayIt to Deliver Digital Customer Experience and Payments
The leader in digital customer experience solutions with integrated payments for state, local, and provincial governments, is pleased to announce it has been selected by the City of Montgomery, Alabama to deliver a new digital government platform. The digital platform will enable the City to collect revenue and operate more efficiently.
"Goat Project" provides ecological restoration and cleanup in Lexington's Oxford Circle
LEXINGTON, KY - In a remarkable display of community engagement and ecological restoration, Lexington's Oxford Circle neighborhood is undergoing a transformation, thanks to the combined efforts of local residents, council members, and an innovative goat project. This initiative, highlighted in a recent YouTube video, showcases how local action can lead to significant environmental and social improvements.
North Minneapolis City Council incumbents win re-election
On Tuesday, November 7, voters in Minneapolis took to the polls to decide city council races in all 13 wards, following election redistricting due to population changes in the 2020 census. In North Minneapolis, both LaTrisha Vetaw (Ward 4) and Jeremiah Ellison (Ward 5) easily won their re-election races. Both incumbents represent historically Black neighborhoods in North Minneapolis and were able to win in the first-round of ranked-choice balloting, with strong support in their districts.
Allentown City Council Adopts 2024 Budget with Zero Tax Hike
In a significant decision that will affect every resident of Allentown, the City Council has given the green light to a budget for the year 2024 that will not include any increase in taxes. This decision, made on a Saturday meeting, was finalized with a majority vote of 5-2, taking a turn from Mayor Matthew Tuerk's earlier proposition that included a 6.9% property tax hike.
Alderman resigns as Mayor Johnson's City Council Floor Leader
Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa of the 35th Ward resigned as Mayor Johnson's City Council Floor Leader after an unprofessional interaction during a City Council meeting on Thursday.
In Lexington, pricey park plans and tourism subsidies eclipse plight of 500 homeless kids (OPINION)
In Lexington, Kentucky, a juxtaposition of priorities has left many to question the direction of community and government funds amidst an increasingly noticeable issue: homelessness. Recently, the Blue Grass Community Foundation (BCF) announced a $175,000 investment into Kelley’s Landing for a new Kentucky River park project. While the prospect of new green space is traditionally celebrated, this news lands heavily against the backdrop of 500 homeless children in Fayette County, a stark emblem of overlooked necessities.
WORD ON THE STREET | What’s your hot-button issue this election?
With the 2023 Election right around the corner on Nov. 7, the MSR took to the streets to ask prospective voters in the Twin Cities: What issue do you most want your city council representative to address? Crime seemed to dominate the sampling of voters we spoke to. The answers were compiled by MSR contributors Nikki Love, Cole Miska, and H. Jiahong Pan.
Minneapolis City Council Approves New Third Precinct Police Station Location
In a significant development, the Minneapolis City Council has approved the location for a new Third Precinct police station. This decision comes more than three years after the previous station was torched in response to the murder of George Floyd by one of its officers. The approval of this new station represents a pivotal moment in the city's ongoing efforts to address issues related to policing, safety, and community well-being.
Fraud Charges Against Chula Vista Council Member and Former Chief of Staff
In recent news, two well-known Democratic political figures in South Bay, Chula Vista City Council member Andrea Cardenas and her brother Jesus Cardenas, a former chief of staff to San Diego City Councilman Stephen Whitburn, have found themselves facing serious legal trouble. The San Diego District Attorney's office has filed charges against them, including fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering, in connection with the alleged fraudulent acquisition of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan totaling $176,227 for their consulting firm, Grassroots Resources.