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Sawant Loses the Plot

Leave aside whatever feelings you might have about the closed-door process that led to the selection of Seattle’s newest city council member, John Okamoto. Leave aside whatever you think of Okamoto himself, whether it’s that he’s a competent seat-warmer, a corrupt tool of big business, or the mayor’s embed on the council. 2,361 more words

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Just Say No To Ned Part Three.

You might think that Councilman Ned Apigian cares about the residents of Dearborn Heights, you just might change your mind.

When I was running for City Council and so was Ned Apigian I was standing at the Caroline Kennedy Library handing out campaign literature to voters before they went in to vote. 433 more words

Dearborn Heights City

Rob McKenna and I Agree on Rent Control, Impact Fees

(L-R: McKenna, Berger, some hipster, Hyde)

The issue of rent control, which city council members Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata want to be on the table at the city level, took center stage this week, both in the “Rent Is Out of Control!” town hall meeting on Thursday and in the questions directed by Sawant at the eight finalists to replace departed city council member Sally Clark, who resigned to take a job at the UW. 406 more words

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Good Faith, Collusion and Civility

Over the past four or five years the relationship between the Oak Ridge Board of Education (BOE) and City Council (Council) appeared to worsen each year.   482 more words


Just Say No To Ned Part Two

“Just say no to Ned Apigian” isn’t something that people should take lightly. Yes, we should just say no to Ned, but there is a reason for this. 145 more words

Dearborn Heights City

Process of Elimination

After a weekend of behind-closed-doors deliberations, the council has announced the eight–not five, as originally suggested–finalists for the city council seat recently vacated by Sally Clark. 696 more words

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Tax Bills Are Coming

Kane County has issued a document to answer common questions regarding the property tax bills its residents will soon be receiving. Batavia School District 101’s tax extension will… 145 more words