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Council Cured, School Board Worsens

The Batavia City Council has recovered its sensibilities. In a 11-3 vote, they decided to find a final $150,000 to cut from the budget so they wouldn’t have to raise taxes. 128 more words

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City Council Cares

On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, the Batavia City Council did something remarkable for a unit of government: at the public hearing on the budget, they listened to the people and voted to cut a final $150,000 from the budget so as to not raise property taxes. 89 more words


Sawant Spent $46,000 in City Funds on PR Consultant

Socialist council member Kshama Sawant, who frequently uses her council podium to rally her supporters around causes beyond the council’s reach, spent nearly $50,000 in city money on a public relations consultant to rally support for pet causes such as rent control, and to meet with individuals and groups who were not among Sawant’s allies, among other duties. 1,016 more words

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Chasing Ballots

With Lisa Herbold taking the lead in West Seattle’s District 1 on Friday—a lead she holds by just 27 votes—the November 3 election is far from over. 535 more words


Alpharetta City Council Meeting Agenda for November 16, 2015

Editor’s note: Late Friday there were several modifications made to the agenda which are now reflected in the electronic packets:

  • Updated site plans and elevations related to CLUP­-15-­11/Z-­15-­10/CU-­15-­11/V-­15-­25: Thompson Street Flats…
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Alpharetta City Council Meeting Agenda for November 9, 2015

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. 192 more words


Election 2015: Establishment Up, Coattails Down

The November 3 election, if last night’s results hold, solidified the Seattle establishment, represented a modest and promising, though not unprecedented, increase in diversity… 1,101 more words