Latest News About «Plano City Council»:

    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After almost four hours of debate Tuesday night, the Plano City Council was split on a mask mandate for employees and customers visiting businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore it did not pass. Instead, the council agreed to a “strong recommendation” that businesses have their own mask mandates. Mayor Harry LaRosiliere voted against it saying that wasn’t strong enough. The city received more than 1,000 comments on the issue, including 520 emails on the topic. The...
    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Plano City Council is set to vote at an emergency meeting Tuesday on a proposed mask ordinance. It is very similar to the executive order requiring masks that McKinney announced Monday afternoon. It’s not clear when Plano’s ordinance would begin if passed. Under the proposed ordinance, businesses that provide goods and services directly to the public would have to develop and implement a “Health and Safety Policy” that would require face coverings and social distancing....
    Mayor Bill de Blasio showed up at a Black Lives Matter mural installation in Harlem on Friday, just hours after he bailed on his much-talked-about plans for a similar event in front of President Trump’s Midtown tower. Hizzoner did not mention his 11th-hour case of cold feet on the mural plans for Trump Tower — for which 16 police officers and several commanders had been paid overtime Wednesday night, NBC-4 New York reported — or the president as he helped...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Shootings in New York City continue to mount up as one man was killed and 13 others were shot in just a nine-hour period Thursday night into Friday morning.In the only fatal shooting, a man was killed and a woman was wounded when a gunman opened fire from behind the security gate of an apartment complex in Brownsville.In all, 10 shootings occurred on Thursday, involving 14 victims.That brings the 2020 year-to-date total to 540 shooting...
    In response to protests and riots that left sections of the city in flames, the progressive leadership of Minneapolis has taken steps to defund the police department and replace it with a “transformative new model for cultivating safety” in the city. But some influential voices from the black community in the city are pushing back hard on how the city council is driving forward with their “absurd” and “egregious”  dismantlement plan. On June 12, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously...
    RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — The Riverside City Council Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. The unanimous vote came at the end of a meeting that Started Tuesday evening and lasted more than nine hours. Councilman Chuck Conder was not in attendance. The resolution, introduced by Councilwoman Gaby Plascencia, calls on the city to: Enhance diversity and ensure anti-racism principles across the city’s leadership, staffing and contracting; Promote equity and enhance educational efforts aimed at understanding, addressing...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles City Council approved a $150 million cut to the Los Angeles Police Departments budget on Wednesday, July 1.The LAPDs original proposed operating budget for this fiscal year before the cut was about $1.86 billion dollars.George Floyds death has brought the topic of defunding the police to cities across the nation. The Peoples Budget LA, a coalition led by the Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Chapter, gave their proposal in June to cut LAPDs...
    The City of Somerville passed the ordinance during a council meeting on June 25, with it being signed into law on Monday by Mayor Joseph Curtatone A city just outside of Boston has unanimously voted to allow for polyamorous relationships, out of growing concern from residents hoping to visit their partners in hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. The City of Somerville passed the ordinance during a council meeting on June 25, with it being signed into law on Monday...
    BERKELEY — The Berkeley City Council approved a budget Wednesday morning for the next fiscal year that cuts the police budget by $9.2 million — 12 percent of the department’s budget — as “a down payment in reimaging public safety in Berkeley,” according to Mayor Jesse Arreguin. “The overwhelming message (from the public) is that we do need to defund the police and we need to reinvest money from our police department budget into other community priorities, including expanding mental...
    The city council in Somerville, Massachusetts, unanimously approved an ordinance recognizing polyamorous domestic partnerships earlier this week, the MetroWest Daily News reported. The paper said Monday the city quietly became one of the first in America if not the first to do so.What are the details?A few word changes in the citys new domestic partnership ordinance was all it took, the Daily News reported, noting that entity formed by two persons was changed to entity formed by people, and...
    The proposed FY 2021 budget for the City of Guyton accounts for a pay raise for all elected officials, a move in conflict with state law and a vote by council which dictates the increase is only supposed to apply to two of the four council members and the mayor. Councilman Michael JohnsonGuyton city council members agreed in 2018 to raise council members’ pay from $200 to $300 a month and the mayor’s pay from $300 to $400 a month....
    Officials in the southern U.S. city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama unanimously passed an ordinance this week mandating the wearing of face masks in public as a COVID-19 precaution after learning students were holding parties to see who could catch the virus first.  Council members heard Tuesday from Fire Chief Randy Smith, who investigated reports of the parties.  Smith said he and his staff thought the reports of parties in the city and throughout the surrounding county were merely rumors. But he said...
    DUBLIN — The already booming city of Dublin has rejected even more housing, as the City Council rejected the massive “At Dublin” project that would have included senior homes, apartments, restaurants and a theater. The “At Dublin” project, slated for 76 acres of currently open land north of Interstate 580 and east of Tassajara Road, has been met with criticism from residents for years, citing concerns about traffic, a lack of affordable housing and in general, too much housing in...
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to slash funding for the Los Angeles Police Department by $150 million in an effort to appease angry protesters who want to defund the police. The council voted 12-2 in favor of budget adjustments, with Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and John Lee casting dissenting votes. The city, which has a population of nearly four million people, will see a drop in the number of officers to 9,757 by next summer, a number of officers that has...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– City Council committees will meet to talk about Chicago Police School Resource Officers in public schools. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday. It is a hearing, so there will not be a vote. Members will talk about the recommended improvements in the School Resource Officer program.The program was audited in 2018 by an Inspector General. Last Wednesday, school board members voted against getting rid of Chicago police officers in schools. That keeps a $33 million contract...
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to slash the budget for the city’s police force and reduce staffing to levels reportedly unseen since 2008. The vote was a response to a dire financial forecast and the demands from mass protests in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. The Council voted 12-2 to scale back the number of officers from 10,000 to about 9,757 by next summer — part of a $150 million cut...
    Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are reportedly throwing “COVID parties” with their friends and gambling on who will get sick first, according to local officials. City Council member Sonya McKinstry testified on Wednesday that a series of previously reported parties were all part of a morbid game that included intentionally inviting COVID-positive students in an attempt to intentionally contract the deadly virus. “They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A measure to reform the city of San Jose’s campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws, increase the mayor’s power and add two years to current Mayor Sam Liccardo’s term is making progress toward the November ballot after a city council vote on Wednesday. The council voted 6-5 to put the proposal to voters after debating it for 11 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. Shifting to a “strong mayor” form of government would allow Liccardo and subsequent...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Berkeley city councilmembers voted on Wednesday to cut the police budget next fiscal year by $9.2 million, about 12 percent, though the money saved will help backfill the city’s deficit rather than support changes as some residents had hoped. Councilmember Rashi Kesarwani said in a tweet that the police department “absorbed similar cuts to other departments” to close a $39 mill budget deficit. “Now the work starts to reevaluate the role of police in mental health/social...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Council held their much-anticipated meeting surrounding possible police reform in the City of Sacramento Wednesday. Topics ranged from mental health to creating new oversight positions. Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, a call for significant police reform has swept the nation. For weeks, protesters have flooded the streets of major cities, including Sacramento. Cesar Chavez park, across the street from City Hall, has acted as a home-base here in the...
    The Los Angeles City Council voted to cut the Los Angeles Police Departments budget by $150million that will affect overtime pay and reduce employees - bottoming staff to its lowest level in 12 years.  The City Council approved the massive budget slash in a near landslide victory of 12-2 on Wednesday in the latest blow dealt to police forces. New York Citys police budget was just given a billion dollar slash and the police department in Minneapolis, where George Floyd...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The city’s efforts to reform the NYPD have received a stunning rebuke from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He called on the mayor and City Council to go back to the drawing board and rewrite the book on police-community relations. The graffiti scrawled by protesters on public buildings are visible signs of unhappiness with the efforts of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to reform the NYPD in the new budget, reported CBS2’s Marcia Kramer. Now...
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to cut the Los Angeles Police Departments budget by $150 million as it finalizes its overall budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The cuts follow the protests over police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody. The council Wednesday voted 12-2 in favor of the budget adjustments, with Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and John Lee casting the dissenting votes. It followed Tuesdays unanimous...
    After what one San Jose leader called the most “divisive and significant” vote on council in recent years, a proposal to give Mayor Sam Liccardo the highest authority in the city and an additional two years in office will be in the hands of voters this November. In a contentious meeting that lasted 22 hours over the span of two days and at times felt more like a courtroom trial, the San Jose city council decided Wednesday in a split 6-5...
    PALO ALTO — An exclusive park that has banned non-residents since it first opened nearly 60 years ago is once again at the center of controversy. Activists have resurrected a decades-long conflict over the 1,400-acre Foothills Park, a massive nature preserve believed to be the only publicly owned park in California that excludes non-residents unless they’re guests accompanied by Palo Altans. Those entering the park without proof of Palo Alto residency can even be charged with a misdemeanor — a punishment...