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City to MTA: You got your money—now give us answers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson want a return on their $418 million investment in the subways: progress updates from Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 25th, 2018

Timid budget proposals won"t save city"s finances

The recent budget proposals by the City Council speaker represent only marginal policy actions, not the substantive changes the city must undertake to improve its finances and fiscal outlook... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 16th, 2018

Council pushes mayor for more anti-Airbnb funding

The City Council hopes to pump up a task force targeting illegal home rentals—a move that could deflate Airbnb. Speaker Corey Johnson's response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's budget proposal calls... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 16th, 2018

Deal of the Week: ABQs Topgolf tax incentive gets the green light

On Monday, the Albuquerque City Council overrode Mayor Tim Keller's veto in approving a $2.6 million tax incentive plan for Topgolf......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals21 hr. 27 min. ago

True stories of salon and car wash workers show cruelty of subminimum wage

As lifelong New Yorkers who have had the privilege to serve in the state Assembly and the City Council, we have observed first-hand how difficult it is to work in car washes, where employees, largely... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyork22 hr. 57 min. ago

Airbnb questions hotel union"s campaign contributions to City Council members

City Council members who support legislation to regulate home sharing accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from a powerful hotel union, according to a report released... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyork22 hr. 57 min. ago

Cognitive convergence: Inside GM"s Austin tech center, one of city"s many corporate innovation hubs

GM has four IT Innovation Centers nationwide. The largest is in Austin, with more than 2,600 employees in two locations. And GM isn't alone — the Texas capital has established a reputation as a place where engineers and designers can dream big......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 22nd, 2018

Q&A with Stephanie Cooper-Lewter, executive director of Leading on Opportunity Council

Stephanie Cooper-Lewter Hometown: Kanpur, India Favorite book: I have so many books. I love. “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown and “Secret Daughter” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda come to mind. Dream for Charlotte: Unity Words to live by: “We ca.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 22nd, 2018

Businesses, neighbors react to Phoenix"s light rail extension decision

Phoenix city council voted to move forward with plans of light rail extension down Central Avenue......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2018

Council to review Bloomberg-era program"s record of creating supermarkets

The City Council this week plans to review a Bloomberg-era program designed to create supermarkets in underserved neighborhoods. The oversight hearing scheduled for Thursday could be a precursor to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 20th, 2018

Anaheim City Council votes to put "living wage" initiative on November ballot

After emotional statements from Disneyland worker.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJun 20th, 2018

Airbnb loses ally in clash with City Council

For Airbnb customers, there's no sleep in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, one of the few prominent elected officials aligned with Airbnb in New York City, has pulled the welcome mat... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 20th, 2018

Anaheim City Council votes to put "living wage" initiative on its November ballot

After emotional statements from Disneyland worker.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJun 20th, 2018

Council considers sending voters major changes to Cincinnati’s charter

Changing the length of council terms, limiting how much people who own limited liability companies can give to city political campaigns and curbing the mayor’s power to hold legislation with which he or she disagrees all could be before voters this.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2018

Sacramento may invest $328 million in convention center complex (Renderings)

Sacramento’s City Council is poised to approve spending up to $328 million to renovate the city-owned Sacramento Convention Center and Community Center Theater. The city has been considering upgrades on the two aging structures for the last three.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2018

Slavery in America: Charleston, Where Almost Half of Slaves Entered U.S., May Issue Apology More Than a Century Later

Charleston city council will hold a vote on apologizing for its role in slavery......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 19th, 2018

Midtown office tower, hotel approved by Charlotte City Council

A re.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2018

Developers preview big upcoming NM projects at NAIOP

The City Council is set to vote Monday at a project that was presented at NAIOP on Monday......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2018

Precourt has a lot riding on next week"s Austin City Council meeting

Summer recess looms for Austin's City Council, and what it decides at its meeting in 10 days will directly affect whether the Crew SC moves to the Texas city by the 2019 season. Calling it a “very favorable deal to the city," Precourt Sports Venture.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2018

Seattle City Council repeals controversial new per-worker tax on large employers

The Seattle City Council voted 7 to 2 to repeal the recently enacted per-worker tax on large employers aimed at raising money for homeless services and affordable housing......»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkJun 18th, 2018