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Philly residents defy the city’s controversial ‘soda tax’

Calories cut by the city’s ‘big brother’ tax on sugary drinks? Not a lot......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 12th, 2019

Phoenix City Council denies controversial high-rise zoning case

In denying the proposal from Sunbelt Holdings, Council capped the height of buildings that could be built on the site as nearby residents continued to oppose tall structures......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 20th, 2019

Hoover green lights controversial pet boarding facility

A proposal for a new $3.5 million to $4 million pet boarding facility that came under heavy fire from Hoover residents is now moving forward after significant changes. Hoover’s city council unanimously approved a revised plan for a new 14,240-sq.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 22nd, 2019

Developers, residents agree to talk over controversial Phoenix highrise as Council defers vote

After two hours of testimony presented Wednesday at a Phoenix City Council meeting, the $75 million rezoning case four years in the making continues to drag on. Here's what will happen next......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 21st, 2019

Judge: Homeless residents have no right to rent cluster-site apartments

As the city phases out a controversial program that placed homeless people in often subpar private housing, a crucial question found its way to state Supreme Court in Brooklyn: Once the de Blasio... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkOct 19th, 2018

Austin weighs how CodeNext became a doomed effort— and what to do now

The controversial and expensive project gave hope to some residents the city's sprawl and affordability, traffic and gentrification crises could.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 2nd, 2018

A mayor is giving his city"s poorest residents $500 a month

At 28 year old, Mayor Michael Tubbs is spearheading a basic income pilot in his hometown of Stockton, California......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentral19 hr. 29 min. ago

1,600 Migrants Dumped In New Mexico; City Forced To Spend $75K For "Humanitarian Assistance"

Las Cruces, New Mexico officials reported on Monday that Border Patrol agents released almost 1,600 migrants into the town of just over 100,000 residents over a 10-day period, forcing the city to spend $75,000 on hu.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 23rd, 2019

Seattle"s Revolt Of The Elites

Authored by Christopher Rufo via City-Journal.org, With residents fed up by the homelessness crisis, city leaders and their allies coordinate a PR cam.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 21st, 2019

Public library to deploy fleet of bookmobiles for the first time since the "80s

Beginning in June the New York Public Library system will be bringing books curbside throughout the city. The library is launching three new bookmobiles, which will serve residents in the Bronx,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 21st, 2019

De Blasio backs street vendor reform despite administration"s objections

Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to have developed a taste for street meat.The Democrat lent tentative, conceptual support Friday to reforming the city's controversial mobile vendor program, a little more... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 21st, 2019

Mayor declares public health emergency amid measles outbreak in Brooklyn

A in the of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has prompted New York City to declare a public health emergency, requiring residents to be vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine or face a $1,000... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 11th, 2019

De Blasio defends $173 million affordable-housing deal

said it " doesn="" matter="" if="" the="" landlord="" lawyer="" in="" city="" controversial="" million="" purchase="" of="">17 apartments buildings previously raised money for him. In an appearance... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 11th, 2019

How the city plans to enforce rare measles vaccination order

In a , New York City is requiring residents of a heavily to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend to enforce that demand. Authorities plan to start by asking people... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 11th, 2019

San Jose allocates almost half of affordable housing funds to go to very poorest residents

About 40,000 households are in the extremely low-income category in San Jose but only about 3,300 homes exist for them in the city......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 10th, 2019

New Yorkers say state agency snatched their tax refunds

Some taxpayers claim New York City's transit authority is bilking money from poor residents without due process.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 29th, 2019

Support wanes for NY tax on multi-million dollar second homes

CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the controversial "Pied-A-Terre" tax proposal, which is now in jeopardy. The policy that would impose a tax on mulit-million dollar second-homes in New York City may be headed to the scrap heap......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcMar 27th, 2019

Absentee millionaires don"t deserve city tax breaks

Should New York City be subsidizing—through generous real estate assessment breaks and property tax reductions—people who own apartments here that they do not live in? Should real city residents in... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 24th, 2019

City-county merger: With police combined, what happens to Ferguson’s consent decree?

Ferguson and its police department would be wiped away in the proposed city-county merger, but the North County city's controversial agreement with the Department of Justice over policing practices could survive......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 22nd, 2019

17 spots to get a cheesesteak in Philadelphia

Whether you're looking for a cheesesteak with or without, a vegan or vegetation option, Philadelphia's got you covered. Just don't call it a "Philly" cheesesteak. There's no shortage of cheesesteak options in the city that made them famous. For tr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 22nd, 2019

Clayton opening up land for commercial development

The city of Clayton is beginning to implement a comprehensive land use plan that will guide development for the next 30 years and early work is focused on a topic that’s of high importance to residents — the park system. Plan Clayton, an upd.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 22nd, 2019