Category: City Council

Minneapolis City Council Nomination Brawlers Could Be Expelled From Minnesota Democratic Party

MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Democratic Party will consider expelling anyone involved in a brawl that broke out at a political event to nominate candidates for a Minneapolis City Council seat. At least two people were injured in Saturday’s confrontation. The head of the state Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), Chair Ken Martin, said on Twitter that he plans to…


Less Than 10 Percent of Toronto’s 19,700 Approved Affordable Rentals Were Built

Among the roughly 19,700 affordable rental units approved by the Toronto City Council since 2017, about 8 percent—or 1,617 of them—have been built, according to a new database. The numbers were released on March 21 as part of a new project called the Housing Data Hub, which tracks Toronto’s home creation progress, the city hall said in a statement. The Hub…


Australian University Students Say Campus Intellectual Space Dominated by ‘Intolerant’ Left

Visitors to universities in Sydney may be surprised by the prevalence of Marxist posters on these top universities’ campuses. The posters, put up by the organization “Socialist Alternative,” are seen in public spaces at the University of Sydney (USYD), the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Macquarie University (MQ),…


LIVE 4:44 PM ET: Memphis City Council Votes on Police Reforms Amid Police Murder Charges

The Memphis City Council votes at 4:45 p.m. ET on March 7 on a third and final reading of police reforms enacted in response to the death of Tyre Nichols. Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old male from Memphis, died three days after a violent arrest by Memphis Police. All five police officers involved were charged with…


LIVE NOW: Memphis City Council Votes on Police Reforms Amid Police Murder Charges

The Memphis City Council votes at 4:45 p.m. ET on March 7 on a third and final reading of police reforms enacted in response to the death of Tyre Nichols. Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old male from Memphis, died three days after a violent arrest by Memphis Police. All five police officers involved were charged with…


Memphis City Council Votes on Police Reforms Amid Police Murder Charges

The Memphis City Council votes at 4:45 p.m. ET on March 7 on a third and final reading of police reforms enacted in response to the death of Tyre Nichols. Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old male from Memphis, died three days after a violent arrest by Memphis Police. All five police officers involved were charged with…


New Yorkers Rally Against the No Criminal Background Checks Bill in City Council

A coalition of organizations of teachers, nurses, MTA workers, and other middle-class New Yorkers will rally on the steps of City Hall with a determined message for the 30 City Council members who have sponsored Intro. 632, which would ban criminal background checks of prospective tenants. They say this proposed legislation puts the safety and…


LIVE NOW: New Yorkers Rally Against the No Criminal Background Checks Bill in City Council

A coalition of organizations of teachers, nurses, MTA workers, and other middle-class New Yorkers will rally on the steps of City Hall with a determined message for the 30 City Council members who have sponsored Intro. 632, which would ban criminal background checks of prospective tenants. They say this proposed legislation puts the safety and…


Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson Charged With Sexual Assault: Lawyer

Toronto city councillor Michael Thompson has been charged with sexual assault, according to his lawyer. Defence lawyer Calvin Barry says Thompson, who is in his fifth term as councillor for Scarborough Centre and is seeking re-election in October’s municipal election, faces two counts of sexual assault. Barry says the charges are “on the lower end…


San Clemente Officials Call for Transparency, Cap Campaign Donations

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—The San Clemente City Council unanimously voted May 25 to bring greater campaign finance transparency to the city’s website, providing easy access to public notices and tax documents, all while capping donations for councilors up to $500. Mayor Gene James compared what he called the “cesspool” of campaign money and “dark money” in…