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Tax-Exemption Program Isn't Building Small Studios or Family Housing

Critics of the city’s multifamily housing tax exemption program (MFTE for short), which gives tax breaks to developers who voluntarily set aside some new units for affordable housing, say it doesn’t produce enough affordable housing to justify the tax revenue the city loses from the giveaway. 990 more words

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Echoing Obama Order, Gonzalez Says She'll Push for Pay Transparency this Year

Echoing President Obama’s call this past weekend for corporations with more than 100 employees to reveal how much they pay men, women, and minorities–an effort to improve pay equity by requiring pay transparency and accountability–city council freshman Lorena Gonzalez says she hopes to pass legislation this year that would require the city to follow suit. 718 more words

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Alpharetta City Council Meeting Agenda February 1, 2016

Below is the agenda for Monday night’s Alpharetta City Council meeting along with highlighted links to many of the supporting materials. Please feel free to leave questions and comments about agenda items in the comment section and I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. 313 more words


Community Gardens How They Could Make a Difference in Dearborn Heights

Just imagine how different our City could be if we had some community gardens. Taking lots that the City owns and doing something with them planting a community garden that the whole community can enjoy. 371 more words

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Don't Take it For Granted...Watch City Council Meetings on Youtube.

There was a time not so long ago when the City of Dearborn Heights didn’t have City Council meetings on Youtube. Don’t take this for granted guys take the time to watch the council meeting right on your computer desktop, smart phone, or tablet.

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Johnson Defends HALA After Tough Meeting in Wallingford

What are you doing tomorrow evening at 5:00? If your answer is “screwing around on Facebook” or “sitting in traffic” or “I dunno, Netflix and chill?”, CHANGE YOUR PLANS and come down to City Hall (600 4th Ave.) in downtown Seattle to Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda discussion. 621 more words

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O'Brien Talks RV Homelessness, Neighborhood Policing, and "Mobile Meth Labs"

Last week, a group of west-side residents organized as the Neighborhood Safety Alliance (NSA) met at a Magnolia church to address city officials about what they call a crime wave perpetrated by homeless people living in RVs in their neighborhood, and to demand an immediate “moratorium” on all RV parking on city streets. 2,246 more words

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