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SmartRegs Gets Its Legs, Takes Some Heat

P.J. Nutting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
P.J. Nutting

The Boulder City Council began its first reading of the much-discussed SmartRegs proposal at their meeting on May 18.

Chicago Aldermen Criticize Obama For Dragging Feet On Immigration Reform

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago alderman criticized the Obama administration today for dragging its feet on immigration reform. Alderman Danny Solis (25th) introduced a re...

What's Happening in Compton City Hall? An Introduction to Routine Chaos

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Henry

On a Tuesday afternoon in January, the Compton City Council chambers are full to the brim with concerned citizens, guests, and business owners. Except for the mayor.

Durango Chicken Man Ruffles City Council's Feathers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DURANGO, Colo. - A person in a chicken costume ruffled the feathers of Durango's city council as its members discussed rules for backyard fowl. At a c...

Valley Voters Head To Polls To Decide Heated, Big-Money L.A. Council Race

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Voters in the San Fernando Valley head to the polls today to decide who should replace former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. The runoff b...

Don't Throw This Email Away

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Olmsted

While not on everyone's political agenda these days, Hollywood's trash problem is still a mess to be reckoned with. Mark Olmsted poses some solutions for the city's lack of cleanliness.

City Council More Diverse Than Ever After Tuesday Elections | Frank Lombardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

White City Council members will be in the minority for the first time based on Tuesday's general election results. And, as expected, voters certified ...

10 Things To Be Thankful For

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

When we reflect on things we're thankful for, do you think anybody puts New York government on the list? Nah. Nevertheless, in the spirit of the season, here's a list of public sector thank yous.

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.

Budget Woes Meet the Blake Street Boys -- Rocktober Here We Come!

Judy Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Judy Montero

The Rockies success couldn't come at a better time because our restaurants and night clubs have been feeling the sting of this economy as much as anyone.

Should Boulder Limit Homeowners' Ability to Build McMansions?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

Is it a case of Big Brother -- or good ol'fashioned green common sense -- for Boulder to limit the construction huge homes?

Harlem -- Night Before The Primary

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Corruption has taken a sophisticated form. It has been enlarged from the usual millions under the table, unchanged since Tammany Hall and beyond, to the modern era of marketing.

NYC Primary: A Low Turnout Coup?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

BIll Thompson won the Dem nomination, but the real story was elsewhere. In City Council contests, voters delivered the broadest upset to incumbents in recent New York political history.

Mayor Bloomberg and the Arrogance of Power

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Larner

All of Michael Bloomberg's defensiveness, and the egotism that clearly lurks beneath it, makes me wonder just why the Mayor really does want to hold onto the office.

That Santa Cruz Lady -- She's Not Crazy, She's Just Keeping Things 'Weird'

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Archer

The woman, featured in a "This Week in Public Comment" video is more unique by way of weird .... with a dash of "oh isn't that interesting?" tossed in for good measure. Crazy? Not so sure.

The Petri Dish of Politics: Starting with New York

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

When one asks what can be done about the errant or corrupt public official, we would first respond that the question is very difficult to answer.

Putting Food Policy On The City's Front Burner

Scott Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

Our food system in New York City needs a radical overhaul. We need to make food a real priority.

Coney Islnd Redevelopment Plan Up In The Air | Linda Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The City Council may not approve the Coney Island Redevelopment Plan. At Wednesday's public hearing, Council members had many questions and concerns....

Send in the Clowns

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Cunningham

The coup and near counter-coup of a few renegade members have exposed the most "dysfunctional" state legislative body to editorial scorn and cartoon ridicule.

City Council Members Get Some Charity From Non-Profits

New York Daily News | Benjamin Lesser and Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three-quarters of the City Council's 51 members got campaign contributions from employees or board members of the nonprofits they helped bankroll with...

The Right to Vote, the Right to Be Elected

Joshua Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Schoen

Dodge Landesman, an 18-year-old, is running for City Council in the Second District of New York. Should youth in the country be represented in public office?

Down and Dirty in Beverly Hills

John Mirisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Mirisch

I'm one of the 11 candidates running for 3 seats on the Beverly Hills City Council, a basically non-paying gig, and I have become a lightning rod for the full force of anonymous sleaze attacks and dirty tricks.

Alderman Sharon Dixon Arrested, Charged With DUI

Chicago Tribune | Pat Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) has been arrested early this morning and charged with driving under the influence, police said. The alleged incident...

Elect Paul for Azusa City Council!

Michelle Bart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Bart

Lets change local government too!

Daley Talks Baseball, Not Budget

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley took media questions following Wednesday's City Council meeting. Asked if he is worried about legal challenges to the O'Hare Expansion Pro...