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City Council

Monday, April 30, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council takes no action on Planning Commission

Faced with no easy or painless options, City Council members decided late Thursday night to put off considering how to get out of their predicament of a development-heavy Planning Commission and a desire to get through the rewrite of the…

Friday, April 27, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Two Confederate street names dropped

After an outpouring of commentary from the community – most of it positive – Council voted unanimously on Thursday to rename two city streets after prominent African-American historical figures and shed the previous names, Robert E. Lee and Jeff Davis.Robert…

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Jack Craver

Despite hurt feelings, Council members embrace electric scooters

Rushing to respond to electric scooters that have taken over downtown, City Council will consider an ordinance on Thursday to establish rules regarding the increasingly popular devices.The proposed ordinance, drafted by city transportation staff, will allow the Transportation Department to…

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Who’s minding the store? Alter

With four people absent, today’s City Council meeting is scheduled to start late and end early. Council Member Alison Alter will chair the meeting, which will start at 11:30 a.m.Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member…

Monday, March 26, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Council approves study of McKalla Place as soccer stadium site

City staff will spend the next two months studying if a city-owned parcel near the Domain could be a possible fit for a proposed professional soccer stadium.At Thursday’s meeting City Council members voted 9-0 to have the city manager and…

Friday, March 23, 2018 by Jack Craver

Council debates police staffing

At the first City Council meeting following the end of the recent bombings, Council members spent nearly two hours debating a largely symbolic resolution about police staffing.Originally, explained Council Member Ellen Troxclair, the resolution was meant to simply convey Council’s…

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