The king of Philly towing appears to be running for office. Lew Blum, owner of Lew Blum Towing, said on Twitter he is running for an at-large City Council seat. The next City Council election is in 2019, and there are seven at-large seats. 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. Ticketing vehicles on private property is total waste of our philadelphia police resources,there is not enough police to go around,philadelphia has grown to 1.3 million people and growing,we need a police force 10.000 strong,and have equal understanding for people of color pic.twitter.com/eLGa59ojYk— Lew Blum Towing (@LewisBlum) March 11, 2018 That's not Blum's only political position. According to his Twitter, he's also for: … [Read more...] about Lew Blum, the towing guy, is apparently running for Philadelphia City Council
By City News Service | PUBLISHED: February 27, 2018 at 11:59 am | UPDATED: February 27, 2018 at 5:09 pm By CRAIG CLOUGHCity News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council appears set to pass a resolution today that would keep the city pursuing host city duties for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. 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. The LLC will “absorb all of the potential risks” in hosting, Branamir Kvartuc, a spokesman for Councilman Joe Buscaino, told City News Service last week. Among the problems with the potential host contract was … [Read more...] about L.A. will keep pursuing FIFA World Cup if City Council agrees
The Boulder City Council on Thursday night unanimously passed on first reading an ordinance that bans the sale and possession of certain firearms defined as assault weapons. 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. Council members will deliberate the measure at a future meeting and possibly pass it twice more before it becomes an enshrined Boulder ordinance. "They needed an army, not just a few good guys with guns," Jewish high school student who is mad that some of the people against the gun ban in #Boulder keep using the Holocaust as an argument for more guns. — John Bear (@johnbearwithme) April 6, 2018 A Boulder resident voices his opinion on the proposed gun ban. #boulder #GunContolNow #Colorado #MomsDemandAction #NRA … [Read more...] about Boulder City Council unanimously passes ordinance banning assault weapons on first reading
CHESAPEAKEA large field of candidates is shaping up for May’s local election in Chesapeake, with incumbents facing challengers who include a farmer, a former fire chief and a “Mom for Mayor.”Tuesday night was the filing deadline, and 16 people have qualified to run for seven seats on the nine-member City Council, according to the voter registrar. That includes two special election races for mayor and one council seat.Don’t worry – it will all be on one ballot, the voter registrar said.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.Dwight Parker is running to keep the seat he was appointed to after West became mayor. He faces challenges from two others for a two-year term: Marty … [Read more...] about Sixteen candidates vying for City Council, mayor in Chesapeake
By Emily DeRuy | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 9, 2018 at 1:35 pm | UPDATED: April 10, 2018 at 3:42 am Even as San Jose faces a budget shortfall, half of the City Council — and some of their staffers — are visiting Japan on the taxpayers’ dime this week to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the sister city relationship with Okayama. Now, Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to make sure such a big group trip doesn’t happen again by tightening San Jose’s “sister city” travel policies. As the delegation to Japan prepared to visit Okayama University, the city’s historic castle and partake in a Japanese tea ceremony, a memo by the mayor questioning the necessity of such a large delegation circulated through City Hall. The city’s current travel policy states San Jose officials and staffers can travel at the city’s expense as long as there’s some public benefit. But it doesn’t limit how … [Read more...] about Why is half of San Jose City Council in Japan on taxpayers’ dime?