Blum is pretty active on social media; specifically, he's active in tweeting his opposition to last year's ticket-to-tow bill that requires an illegally parked vehicle to be ticketed before a towing company can take it away. The bill was signed into law in December and Blum, for obvious reasons, is not happy about it. … [Read more...] about Lew Blum, the towing guy, is apparently running for Philadelphia City Council
The city’s participation in the event was thrown into doubt earlier this month when some potential logistical problems and financial liability risks were noted in a report to the City Council, but those issues appear to have been negated after some sports companies in Los Angeles, including Anschutz Entertainment Group and the Los Angeles Football Club, formed a limited liability company with the intent on taking the lead on executing the host city contract. … [Read more...] about L.A. will keep pursuing FIFA World Cup if City Council agrees
The council adjourned following a more than five-hour-long meeting where nearly 150 people spoke for and against the proposed ordinance, which would also prohibit high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, a device that allows a semi-automatic weapon to be fired more like a fully automatic rifle. … [Read more...] about Boulder City Council unanimously passes ordinance banning assault weapons on first reading
One person – newcomer Jo Anne Gallant, aka “Mom for Mayor,” per her campaign Facebook page and website – is challenging incumbent Mayor Rick West, who moved up from vice mayor last fall after former Mayor Alan Krasnoff was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court. The position includes a $25,000 annual salary. … [Read more...] about Sixteen candidates vying for City Council, mayor in Chesapeake
In the future, Liccardo said he’d like to see a single member of the council represent San Jose on such visits. If more than one member goes on a publicly funded trip, Liccardo wants them to have formal approval from City Council and thinks additional members who want to participate should use private funding. City Council members, he added, should not be able to use public dollars to bring extra staffers along. … [Read more...] about Why is half of San Jose City Council in Japan on taxpayers’ dime?