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    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Demands by residents to defund the police were heard Tuesday by Oakland City Council members who will now revisit the budget they approved last week. Council President Rebecca Kaplan said at Tuesday’s council meeting that members would reconsider the budget July 21. Numerous people spoke during the public comment period chastising council members for their failure to further reduce the Police Department budget, which is under scrutiny here and worldwide following the police killing of George...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Dozens of Oakland residents marched to a number of Oakland City Council members homes Monday morning, demanding the elected officials defund Oakland police as the city considers budget revisions.Shortly after 7 a.m. a number of Oakland residents gathered outside of Oakland District 5 Councilman Dan Gallos home. How about this for your morning wake up call? Oakland District 5 Councilmemeber Dan Gallo woke up to this outside of his home this morning. Oakland community organizers demanding...
    The taxpayers of Minneapolis will foot a $152,000 bill for security services given to three members of the City Council who received death threats following their calls to defund the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death. According to an investigative report by the local Fox 9 news outlet, the three council members, Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8), Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9), were granted a security detail shortly after Memorial Day, which cost the city...
    The taxpayers of Minneapolis will foot a $152,000 bill for security services given to three members of the City Council who received death threats following their calls to defund the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death. According to an investigative report by the local Fox 9 news outlet, the three council members, Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8), Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9), were granted a security detail shortly after Memorial Day, which cost the city...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis has spent $152,400 on private security for some city council members, according to city officials. Some members reported receiving threats after they voiced their desire to defund and dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department after the death of George Floyd in May. The private security detail ended on June 29. Three days earlier, city officials told WCCO that $63,000 had been spent in total on security up until that point. READ MORE: Mpls. City Council Votes Unanimously...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The city council in North Carolina’s capital city on Tuesday chose its first Black councilwoman to fill an seat vacated after a council member resigned. Stormie Denise Forte, 49, an attorney and community radio host, was chosen from among 54 candidates to fill the position that represents Raleigh’s District D, which covers the southwest portion of the city, news outlets reported. She received six out of seven votes, and her first meeting as a council member...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A neglected site where the Alaska territorial flag was designed, sewn and first flown will be demolished despite last-minute efforts by Alaskans and a preservation group to save it. The Seward City Council voted Monday to raze the Jesse Lee Home, once a Methodist-run facility where orphans and other displaced children from Alaska Native villages were sent, many after the Spanish Flu epidemic of a century ago. The home’s most famous resident was Benny Benson,...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A neglected site where the Alaska territorial flag was designed, sewn and first flown will be demolished despite last-minute efforts by Alaskans and a preservation group to save it. The Seward City Council voted Monday to raze the Jesse Lee Home, once a Methodist-run facility where orphans and other displaced children from Alaska Native villages were sent, many after the Spanish Flu epidemic of a century ago. The home’s most famous resident was Benny Benson,...
    PORTSMOUTH — Pastor Bennie Blevins of the Portsmouth Welcoming Community-Community of Christ has lived in Portsmouth for his whole life. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Blevins posts regularly on his Facebook page in regards to PRIDE history and the fight for equality. In Monday night’s meeting, Portsmouth City Council adopted an anti-discrimination ordinance with a 5-0 vote. The new chapter, titled “Discrimination Prohibited,” would go into effect immediately and have broad protection for the city’s LGBTQ+ civilians. With...
    LAFAYETTE — It’s official — the fate of Lafayette’s controversial 315-unit apartment complex will be up to the Lafayette City Council. At Monday night’s council meeting, Council member Cameron Burks called for the appeal of the July 1 planning commission approval “out of full transparency, under city authority, and as a sitting council member.” City Manager Niroop Kasthuri Srivatsa said the appeal would probably be heard in early August. “I believe that this project and decision is of such profound...
    As the Minneapolis City Council moves ahead with its plan to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, the controversy swirling around the effort has overshadowed a key feature of the plan, a shift in power and authority away from the mayor and toward the 13-member council. The City Council plan would strip the mayor of much of his authority to oversee public safety functions, a role granted to him by the Minneapolis City Charter. The charter language now empowers the mayor...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — There has been a spike in gunfire on the streets of Oakland since March with more than 180 assaults with a gun in the city within the first six months of 2020, according to the Oakland Police Department. On Monday, Oakland police released a video pleading for the public’s helo in stemming this rising tide of gun violence. According to their statistics, a stunning 86 percent of gunfire incidents go unreported by the public. According...
    Come November, Denver voters will get to weigh in whether Denver City Council should have approval authority over key mayoral appointees, such as the police chief and sheriff. This proposal gives Denver a voice through their independently elected council representatives, Councilwoman Amanda Sawyer, who championed the referred ballot initiative, had pronounced at a council committee meeting on June 9. And her colleagues agreed at the full (if virtual) council meeting on July 13, , giving the proposal unanimous approval and moving...
    Madrid, Jul 14 (EFE) .- The delegate of the Culture, Tourism and Sports Area, Andrea Levy, announced on Tuesday that the facilities of the Venta del Batán will house the Madrid Bullfighting School, through a collaboration protocol between the Community of Madrid and the City Council of the capital to be signed “in the coming days”. This has been stated by Levy in the Committee on Culture, Tourism and Sport, where he has advanced that the agreement will include the...
    By JANIE HAR, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The politically liberal city of Berkeley in Northern California is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers in a bid to curb racial profiling and reduce law enforcement encounters that can turn deadly, especially for Black drivers. Experts say they believe the proposal before the Berkeley City Council Tuesday to separate traffic from law enforcement is the first of its kind in the U.S....
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The politically liberal city of Berkeley in Northern California is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers in a bid to curb racial profiling and reduce law enforcement encounters that can turn deadly, especially for Black drivers. Experts say they believe the proposal before the Berkeley City Council Tuesday to separate traffic from law enforcement is the first of its kind in the U.S. as cities attempt broad...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The politically liberal city of Berkeley in Northern California is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers in a bid to curb racial profiling and reduce law enforcement encounters that can turn deadly, especially for Black drivers. Experts say they believe the proposal before the Berkeley City Council Tuesday to separate traffic from law enforcement is the first of its kind in the U.S. as cities attempt broad...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Although protests have continued daily in Detroit, things seemed to slow down a bit. But after a police-involved shooting last week in the city, demonstrators are once again hitting the streets. Protests against police brutality in the city have been going on for more than 45 days. Now, protesters say they’re circling past some of Detroit City Council Members’ homes in order to have their voices heard. “Our words just don’t seem to be heard, and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore city councilman is asking city leadership to re-examine its response to behavioral and mental health crises. A resolution introduced by Councilman Zeke Cohen calls on the city to “re-examine every aspect of public safety.” The legislation says that all too often police officers are not equipped to respond to a situation in which a person is in crisis and adds police should work in tandem with trained clinicians and mental health professionals. The bill reads...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday blasted the City Council’s plan to cut the police department’s budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions like the 911 call center and parking enforcement out of the agency’s budget. “We need to invest in community-based solutions that address underlying root issues,” Durkan said at a news conference. “The community has made clear, they want us to transform the Seattle Police Department and to reinvest in programs...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday blasted the City Council’s plan to cut the police department’s budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions like the 911 call center and parking enforcement out of the agency’s budget. “We need to invest in community-based solutions that address underlying root issues,” Durkan said at a news conference. “The community has made clear, they want us to transform the Seattle Police Department and to reinvest in programs...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City “Everything has its end” was Hunts Point councilman Ruben Diaz Sr.’s farewell message today in an email to constituents — one where Diaz formally announced that he will retire from city politics at the end of this year. This comes as the Reverend Diaz is currently trailing an insurmountable tally in a congressional primary to fellow Bronx council member, Ritchie Torres...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — After missing the past two City Council meetings, Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) announced Monday she has COVID-19, but is “progressing toward full recovery.” Austin is the first elected city official to be diagnosed with the virus. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul also tested positive for COVID-19 last month, and has since returned to work. Austin, the second longest-serving member of the City Council, announced her coronavirus diagnosis in a letter to constituents in her ward, which includes...
    City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. — the cowboy hat-wearing firebrand who gained notoriety with a slew of homophobic statements — announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2021, likely bringing his career in Bronx politics to an end. Diaz’s announcement follows his distant third-place finish in the June Democratic primary to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano in Washington — a race likely won by fellow City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is gay. “EVERYTHING HAS ITS END,” the former state...
    City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. — the cowboy hat-wearing firebrand who gained notoriety with a slew of homophobic statements — announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2021, likely bringing his career in Bronx politics to an end. Diaz’s announcement follows his distant third-place finish in the June Democratic primary to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano in Washington — a race likely won by fellow City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is gay. “EVERYTHING HAS ITS END,” the former state Senator...